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    Why wouldn't the NFL award...

    Why wouldn't the NFL award "cap space" to teams that have kept players since draft day. I don't know about you guys, but I like to see a good player stay with a team throughout his career. These days, players can't becuase of the salary cap. Teams can't afford them, so they are traded or released, as in the Titans case with Kevin Carter and Samari Rolle. So...why couldn't the NFL award a "cap exemption" if a player has been with a team for his whole career.
    For example: We drafted Jason Taylor and he has played 8 seasons with us. Lets say they allow a $50k break every year after 4 years, then we would get an additional $200k added to the allowed salary cap. It doesn't sound like that much, but it would add up with Zach Thomas and others. So, if a player has been with a team for 14 years, then that team would recieve a $500k break. This would help teams keep veteran players and increasing the amount the teams recieve could also be implemented. Why would the NFL not do this?

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    The whole point of the cap and free agency was to prevent teams from hording talent and creating a dynasty. It created a bit of a have and have-not system where teams that had a dynasty made more money and could afford to spend more money to keep more good players. It was a viscious cycle that made good teams really, really good and bad teams really, really bad. Teams like the Cardinals got stuck with the bad end of the cycle where if you're bad you make no money and can't afford players, so you end up getting worse and worse and worse.

    In today's NFL, teams can go 1-15 and make the superbowl the next year. It's called parity and the NFL likes it. Makes the game more profitable when each and every team's fans feel their team has a legit shot at a title every year.

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    There has been some "talk" about loyalty discounts. It will likely go no where. The closest they've come is the 1 yr vets minimum discount
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clumpy
    There has been some "talk" about loyalty discounts. It will likely go no where. The closest they've come is the 1 yr vets minimum discount
    Hey Clump, any update soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phinphanphrommi
    The whole point of the cap and free agency was to prevent teams from hording talent and creating a dynasty. It created a bit of a have and have-not system where teams that had a dynasty made more money and could afford to spend more money to keep more good players. It was a viscious cycle that made good teams really, really good and bad teams really, really bad. Teams like the Cardinals got stuck with the bad end of the cycle where if you're bad you make no money and can't afford players, so you end up getting worse and worse and worse.

    In today's NFL, teams can go 1-15 and make the superbowl the next year. It's called parity and the NFL likes it. Makes the game more profitable when each and every team's fans feel their team has a legit shot at a title every year.
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