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« #15 : January 04, 2007, 02:32:14 PM »

I'm pretty excited by the draft. Getting back to the old days when we had draft picks.... and some pretty high ones as well.


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« #16 : January 04, 2007, 03:02:19 PM »

Free Agency: The average team, according to Peter King, has $20.5MM of cap room. That means that virutually anyone of value will be kept by their own team or subjected to a 10 team bidding war. In other words, I wouldn't look to FA for anything other than role players, which is still a step up from what we have now I guess.



Bucs could do sign and trade(s). For example if we wanted Dwight Freeney. Then Indy would sigh  Freeney, then we trade our 3 pick for their 29 for him. Having the 3 pick gives us an advantage over 27 other teams, as far as making a deal for a stud like Freeney.

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« #17 : January 04, 2007, 03:08:58 PM »

How many sacks did Freeney rack up this year?

I don't like this idea of trading multiple picks for guys.

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« #18 : January 04, 2007, 03:50:27 PM »

Curt, you should really become an insider!  The last Flynn's Focus opened my eyes on the amount of cap space each team really has.


What JF said doesn't really matter though. I'm not even sure what his logic is. Team A has $20m and 10 free agents. Team B has $20m and 0 free agents. I guess in theory team A can run out of money and we get the rest by default but with so many teams with cash that isn't a likely scenario. Team A has more holes to fill than Team B but the market is the market so if they want players they have to pay them just like we do.

Let's get some semi-hard numbers.

1. There is $400m, in salary cap room out there just in Tampa and the teams with more cap room than us (about half the league).
2. There are about 120 FA's right now

That means teams around the league can sign 50 players to $8m per year contracts. There are only about 120 FA's right now so each one of them could get a $3.3m a year contract just from those teams, not counting all the lesser teams with "only" $15m or so. That 120 includes guys like John Navarre, Shaun King and a host of guys you've never heard of. There's so much money sloshing around and so few people for it to fall on it isn't even funny.

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« #19 : January 04, 2007, 03:53:21 PM »

Well Dal, hopefully our lack of state income tax, our brand new state of the art facility, and climate will give us the upper hand in a lot of these inevitable bidding wars.

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« #20 : January 04, 2007, 04:00:46 PM »

Well Dal, hopefully our lack of state income tax, our brand new state of the art facility, and climate will give us the upper hand in a lot of these inevitable bidding wars.

Those thing will really be, more than in a lot of years, big helps I think because it will be hard to just outbid people so the "soft" factors will be bigger.


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« #21 : January 04, 2007, 04:01:51 PM »

BTW, this is my new plan. Trade Simeon, our first 2nd rounder, and next years 3rd to Detroit for their # 2 pick. Draft CJ. With our very next pick draft Thomas. Draft Marcus Thomas with our remaining 2nd round pick. Draft the highest rated DE with our 3rd round pick. Sign Freeney and Hamlin in FA.

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« #22 : January 04, 2007, 04:05:57 PM »


Bucs could do sign and trade(s). For example if we wanted Dwight Freeney. Then Indy would sigh  Freeney, then we trade our 3 pick for their 29 for him. Having the 3 pick gives us an advantage over 27 other teams, as far as making a deal for a stud like Freeney.

What?  ???

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« #23 : January 06, 2007, 06:04:01 PM »

bump..

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« #24 : January 11, 2007, 12:35:45 AM »

bump for CJ and Briggs or Freeney.

Garcia also..

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« #25 : January 11, 2007, 01:18:02 AM »


whoopee.

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« #26 : January 14, 2007, 08:57:05 PM »


bump..

Garcia--CJ- June or Briggs coming to Ray Jay next year..

Along with a healthy Beunning-Simeon Rice-B Kelly -K Walker-Mike Clayton-.. ??? ;D ;D

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« #27 : January 14, 2007, 10:55:27 PM »

Sweet, i hope we get some good players


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« #28 : January 14, 2007, 11:11:21 PM »

Who wants to bet Indy doesn't let Freeny go?  Contract or franchise.

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« #29 : January 14, 2007, 11:29:27 PM »

100 days until the draft?   Damn that seems like a long time.
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