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: May 29, 2008, 12:58:45 AM

In an article on ESPN.com, John Clayton lists the top 5 teams that will be in good shape and top 5 that will likely be hurt most if NFL does indeed, go without a salary cap in 2010.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs also have to look long term at quarterback. Jeff Garcia is 38. Jon Gruden must figure out the long-term solution before 2010. Because the Bucs love veteran-laden teams, plenty of contracts come due over the next few years. Seven starters are under contract in 2010, including cornerback Ronde Barber, who will be 35 that year. Tackle Luke Petitgout, linebackers Derrick Brooks and Cato June, wide receivers Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard and cornerback Phillip Buchanon are signed only through 2009.

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Looking over the reasons he listed doesnt worry me because most of us already know, Barber, Brooks, Galloway, Ike, Petitgout and June may not be around then anyways so it is not that pressing and the team should have plenty of cash along with draft picks to use to restock those positions



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#1 : May 29, 2008, 01:47:23 AM

it a repost too

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#2 : May 29, 2008, 07:09:45 AM

    Gotta love that "in-depth" analysis from our "experts" at ESPN ::)...

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#3 : May 29, 2008, 08:39:28 AM

Seems like Clayton may have mailed that one in. Here is my own unofficial list of starters either under contract in 2010 or who would have less than six years in:

Cadillac
Askew
Trueblood
Penn
Joseph
Sears
Faine
A. Smith

Adams
White
Hovan
Ruud
Talib (better be starter by then)
Jackson
Piscitelli

Bryant
Bidwell
Economos
Dex. Jackson


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#4 : May 29, 2008, 10:07:23 AM

There won't be an uncapped year anyway.

I still don't see how having the above players under contract, scads of $$$, and draft picks can be considered a bad thing.


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#5 : May 29, 2008, 10:22:06 AM

There's so mch turnover in the league, I don't think any club can plan on having all their future starters on the roster 2-3 years early.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#6 : May 29, 2008, 11:12:53 AM

John Clayton should be in trouble.

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#7 : May 29, 2008, 11:51:25 AM

He is, look at how much of an egg head he is. If you had to pick one guy on earth to talk about football, he'd be the last person I'd pick. He couldn't even be a waterboy.

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#8 : May 29, 2008, 01:29:07 PM

Better than Sean Salisbury(sp?)?

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#9 : May 29, 2008, 02:34:06 PM

He is, look at how much of an egg head he is. If you had to pick one guy on earth to talk about football, he'd be the last person I'd pick. He couldn't even be a waterboy.
He's a journalist. His job is to talk to as many people as possible, remember what they say, and form those thoughts into coherent sentances in a short period of time.

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#10 : May 29, 2008, 02:42:03 PM

Keep in mind though that the Glazers are the 3rd most wealthiest owners in the league.

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#11 : May 29, 2008, 04:51:40 PM

He's a journalist. His job is to talk to as many people as possible, remember what they say, and form those thoughts into coherent sentances in a short period of time.

When will he start doing that?

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#12 : May 29, 2008, 05:08:55 PM

Keep in mind though that the Glazers are the 3rd most wealthiest owners in the league.

before they owe 150 mil? or after?


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#13 : May 29, 2008, 05:32:24 PM

Their wealth is valued at $1.3 billion according to Forbes.

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#14 : May 29, 2008, 06:46:40 PM

Here's a couple of other viewpoints on the uncapped year.  I'm of the opinion that espn is more interested in stirring up debate (which leads to views, ratings, higher ad rates, more profits, pay raises) in much of their reporting and columns the last few years.  It has led to them being the biggest, but not necessarilly the best source for sports information.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/michael_lombardi/05/27/uncapped.strategy/index.html

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d808736ba&template=with-video&confirm=true
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