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Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by candymanfromgc, Jan 7, 2021.

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  1. GameTime1

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    If you give pierce, Davis, Wright, Lingard, or even clement the lanes that Rainey, demps, Harvin had they'd be close to the 6-8ypc average as well.
     
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  2. gatorpower

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    The NFL and, by extension, professional sports, is a broken system. Sanders and the Lions during the '90s is a good example of that.

    Management knew the Lions only needed a winning record to be profitable. Sanders was all the prestige their organization needed. They banked on the fact that most casual fans didn't know who was starting elsewhere. They let good players go, wouldn't open their wallet to bring in better players and happily toted the line of diminishing marginal returns. They didn't want to invest in a great team, but in a great balance book. They love the money the concept of "parity" affords them, with easier schedules and franchise players. We see it happening everywhere.

    Barry Sanders was a great runner, but no one ran better or harder for the Lions than their accountants.
     
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  3. Wanne15

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    Salary cap. They all spend the same
     
  4. gatorpower

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    Correction. They can all spend to the same level
     
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  5. Distant Gator

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    Agree, and anyone who watched him at UF and knew our team knew he could be great in the NFL.
    Our team was so poor, and everyone in the stadium knew Emmitt was getting the ball. But he got those yards anyway.
     
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  6. justinwitt07

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    I did drugs habitually for an extended part of my adult life before I cleaned up. So from experience it seemed to affect my decision making more so than my takes. Fwiw
     
  7. Wanne15

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    It’s maditory to fulfill the cap I believe and they profit share also.
     
  8. WC53

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    Corporate America.....

     
  9. spike718

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    I believe they have to spend at least X % of the cap, not the entire cap. Can’t remember the number though.
     
  10. gatorpower

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    It is not mandatory to fill the cap, but to get up to 95% of the cap. This was also introduced in 2014, over a decade after Sanders. During his era, you only had to pay your players the league minimum. This was added because of franchises like Detroit wanted to save millions over their competitors.

    Either way, the cap for this year was $198.2 million. Only paying 95% of that saves you about $10M.
     
  11. Wanne15

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    About an even playing field as you can get. Comes down to drafting and coaching.
     
  12. kes

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    The lions got their due after sanders retired. Harrington, Roy Wms, Mike Wms and Carlos Rogers in the top 5 cost them plenty.
     
  13. r0r080

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    Apparently you weren't around when the Bucs were owned by Hugh Culverhouse. The guy wasn't ever interested in putting a winner on the field, as he was making money regardless of how many losses the Bucs had.
     
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  14. justinwitt07

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    How did someone in ownership let that dipshit keep drafting skill pos players in the top 5.
     
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  15. justinwitt07

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    Was that the dude that was responsible for bo losing his eligibility?
     
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    I remember the bucs at their worst were somehow one of or the most profitable franchises in the NFL. It wasn't until the Glazers took over that they started winning
     
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    If the Bucs have any common sense they draft some guy named Trask to be groomed in Bradys final years at QB. Considering how awful their last drafted QB was Trask will be like a breath of fresh air to the franchise.
     
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  18. justinwitt07

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    I’m really hoping the new falcon staff draft defense @ 4 and either trade back in for trask or hope he falls to us in 2nd round. I bet it ends up being one or the really shrewd coaches in the lg that grabs him. I think that kids gonna be an excellent pro
     
  19. GameTime1

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    I love Trask but I wouldn't draft him in the first few rounds.
     
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    Depends where he goes. I wouldn’t draft him if my expectations is for him to be transcendent, but if I was a team that had pieces around him, say Tampa/NO/Pittsburgh, I’d def get him.
     
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