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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
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    They should offer him a Tom Brady-esque deal...give him his salary guaranteed, up front for this year and add a phantom year or two to the current deal, enabling the signing bonus to be spread out...
    He will want signing bonus money for those "phantom" years so now it cost more money. I don't think the issue for these 30+ vets is spreading out bonus & dead money. They need to clear the hit & dead money for 2014. The have to account for a large "dead money" pool and wipe it for 2014.

    I understand what you and otheres feel Slap but take your heart out of it for a minute....

    It's your money...Would you write Harrison a check this year for 6 mil knowing that he will be gone next year but still count 7 mil against your Cap? Compound that thought with not being able to keep Lewis if Harrison is under contract for 2013. That is a hard pill to swallow. You could keep plowing & plowing but at some point the pile gets too big and you have to remove it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
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    They should offer him a Tom Brady-esque deal...give him his salary guaranteed, up front for this year and add a phantom year or two to the current deal, enabling the signing bonus to be spread out...
    how is that going to help?
    give him 15 million as a SB this year plus his 1 million salary plus 1 million in 2014 and 2015 and 2016. sure his cap hit each year would be about 5 million each year. we would either be carrying him on the roster for the next 4 years regardless of production or cut him one of the next 2 season(if he lasts that long) and have all the remaining bonus kill us that year.
    his ass needs to be cut or take a serious pay cut.

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    Why do they even bother with these big deals when they always have to come back and restructure them? What is the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    Why do they even bother with these big deals when they always have to come back and restructure them? What is the point?
    They have to see those numbers against other players at their position to put pen to paper. Business. If you want to keep your players you have to pay them like the rest. The Steelers hope they can play those contracts out at a high level so they could push monies to help with the cap. Most contracts that are written by respectable "Cap Exerts" on successful organizations have the ability to restructure for relief. That is how good teams keep their drafted talent and core together without penalizing themselves down the line. To be honest, the Steelers (Khan) have done a remarkable job since 2001 of doing this.



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