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    Spaeth May Be More Likely Former Bears TE

    I would prefer Kellen Davis as a stop gap.

    [URL]http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-former-bears-tight-end-could-land-with-steelers-20130315,0,4624545.story[/URL]

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    Good God Waste of Speath returns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy00 View Post
    Good God Waste of Speath returns?
    Say it ain't so. No F-ing way

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    So we only have cap space for players like Speath. I'll tell ya Chadman K-Mart is almost looking good right now, seems were trying to put a team together shopping at the flea market.

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    Should have given Ben permission to talk contract with the Cards.

    He then agrees to a contract.

    We then release him.

    Then we make a trade for "future considerations" to get the draft picks from them.

    If we are going to gut this team anyway, do it right.

    Art II has ruined this team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy00 View Post
    Should have given Ben permission to talk contract with the Cards.

    He then agrees to a contract.

    We then release him.

    Then we make a trade for "future considerations" to get the draft picks from them.
    I've seen you post this in several threads now, Crash. One major problem: The NFL no longer allows teams to trade for past or future considerations. That was outlawed nearly a decade ago. If they let Ben go to Arizona, they'd have to trade for actual present day value --- actual picks or players that are identified now. Plus all of his signing bonus would immediate accelerate into this years cap, negating any ability to gain any cap flexibility. So they'd be in just as bad a shape cap-wise AND have no one to play QB and looking at a horrible draft for QBs this year. Lousy plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCalculus View Post
    I've seen you post this in several threads now, Crash. One major problem: The NFL no longer allows teams to trade for past or future considerations. That was outlawed nearly a decade ago. If they let Ben go to Arizona, they'd have to trade for actual present day value --- actual picks or players that are identified now. Plus all of his signing bonus would immediate accelerate into this years cap, negating any ability to gain any cap flexibility. So they'd be in just as bad a shape cap-wise AND have no one to play QB and looking at a horrible draft for QBs this year. Lousy plan.
    Not a one year fix. It's a two year fix and reload in 2015.

    Why gut a team and have a QB with a $20 mil cap hit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy00 View Post
    Not a one year fix. It's a two year fix and reload in 2015.

    Why gut a team and have a QB with a $20 mil cap hit?
    That is what happens when you have a 100mil QB. Look at the Ravens. Some tough cap times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Laser View Post
    That is what happens when you have a 100mil QB. Look at the Ravens. Some tough cap times.
    No, it's what happens when you draft like crap and keep re-working contracts of older players to stay afloat.

    2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

    Those drafts have mostly dried up in a mere 7 years.

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    I never thought Spaeth was that good of a blocker...


    "Spaeth received what might be a misleading grade from Pro Football Focus. Of the 62 graded tight ends, Spaeth ranked seventh overall. He caught only six passes for 28 yards and one touchdown, but PFF ranked him as the No. 1 run blocker for the position in the NFL and the 16th-best pass blocker. He is effective on the edge as a blocker and the Steelers know what he is capable of doing."

    [URL]http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-former-bears-tight-end-could-land-with-steelers-20130315,0,4624545.story[/URL]

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