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    Your the GM..

    Do you push the owners to vote for a cap roster exemption or do you just push for a higher cap limit?
    The answer seems rather murky. Let's say a team doesn't have a franchise QB (Browns), is it fair to them to have an exemption for a player much further down the cap limit (like a CB or WR)?
    I can see where the 'haves' and 'have nots' might be battling this one out. Bottomline, the owners want to control salary costs and it's not clear to me that an exemption would actually serve that purpose.

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    Exemption... everybody has a "face of the franchise" player, regardless of position. That's the point... to be able to keep that guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerOfDeVille View Post
    Exemption... everybody has a "face of the franchise" player, regardless of position. That's the point... to be able to keep that guy.
    But doesn't that create a "Yankees" and the rest of the league? The rich teams buy the best QBs with not having to worry about a ceiling. My guess this is one reason why some owners are reluctant to approve an exemption. Do the Steelers have the money to spend like the Redskins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    But doesn't that create a "Yankees" and the rest of the league? The rich teams buy the best QBs with not having to worry about a ceiling. My guess this is one reason why some owners are reluctant to approve an exemption. Do the Steelers have the money to spend like the Redskins?
    A franchise doesn't have 22 faces.. That's the problem with baseball... You assign one player a tag of some sort...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    But doesn't that create a "Yankees" and the rest of the league? The rich teams buy the best QBs with not having to worry about a ceiling. My guess this is one reason why some owners are reluctant to approve an exemption. Do the Steelers have the money to spend like the Redskins?
    If that's the case (I hate the Yankees) but they could make it a homegrown clause to it.
    In order to do this the person must be drafted by the team.
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    nope... it's up to the GM to decide if they want to pay a QB 20 mill...

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    I have always said that you should be able to exempt one player who meets a Time in Service requirements for that team, lets say 5 years. I think that is importnat because it allows a team to keep a "face of the franchise" player and prevents the team from buying someone with a huge free agent contract and then exempting them.
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    I'd go with something similar to the old "Larry Bird" exception they had in the NBA. Allow a team one exception for a guy who, even if not drafted (I'm thinking Brett Favre or even the Bus), has been with the team for a certain amount of years.

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