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Players, owners rethinking salary cap structure?

Posted on: March 30, 2011 11:56 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk brought up one of the most interesting ideas in the issue of revenue sharing: a pegged salary cap. In other words, instead of the salary cap being determined by a certain percentaJ. Richardson (US Presswire)ge of revenue (which is the current model), it is a predetermined set amount.

Florio’s sources tell him that this is an idea the players brought up in the meeting the day before the Super Bowl (that was the meeting where Jerry Richardson reportedly demeaned Peyton Manning).

The pegged cap would be based on revenue projections. It’s attractive to the players because it makes for simpler auditing and guarantees they will still get their money even if revenue comes in lower than expected.

Florio writes, “As of right now, the two sides are $10 million apart per team on the ‘pegged cap’ approach . . . The owners have offered $141 million per team in salary and benefits, and the players have requested $151 million.  If they can bridge the gap and devise a procedure for handling any excess growth, they should be able to do a deal fairly quickly.

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As to 2012, it’s our understanding that the gap in the respective cap proposals is only $5 million per team, with the league agreeing to pay what the players have requested in 2013 and 2014.”

A pegged cap would presumably be easier on NFL front offices, as they would be able to structure players’ contracts long-term with knowledge of the exact budget they’re working with.

The last capped year was 2009. The salary cap that season was $130 million.

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Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Players, owners rethinking salary cap structure?

If what is being said above is accurate this is all over about 10 million?
I could be wrong but I think that is just the differences regarding the salary cap which is only one issue.  I don't think that refers to the actual splitting of the 9 billion which seems to be the major sticking point and which there seems to have been no progress on.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2011 1:57 pm
 

Players, owners rethinking salary cap structure?

If what is being said above is accurate this is all over about 10 million? Wow. I knew both sides are greedy but this is ridicolous. Sports salary's are way out of control. Don't get me wrong I love sports but when the economy is sucking so much A@# and these players and owners who are basically entertainers are making this much and re trying to milk every last cent out of the other I don't feel sorry for them at all. Its too bad we couldn't arrange a boycott for even a week so this peeps get the message from the fans who basically are getting priced out of watching the games.



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:10 am
 

Players, owners rethinking salary cap structure?

Mike PDX you have a  good idea but your missing one point.  I'm asking because I don't know, do you have cable, sattalite, or any pay service for tv channels?  One of the many reasons cable prices and sattalite TV prices have been increasing are the outrageous TV deals NFL and other pro sports are being paid to allow companies like Time Warner, Comcast, DirecTV, dishNetwork, etc. to broadcast their games.  In order to foot the bill these guys pay to the leagues, they pass the cost off to us.  If you have cable you can boycott the NFL all you want, their primary form of shared revenue if I'm not mistaken is the TV deals.  If you have cable or anything of the like indirectly, their getting money from you.

Great theory over all, but that's one part we might all not be considering.  If we keep paying these prices to the cable companies they'll keep giving it to the leagues and raising our rates, because we aren't cancelling.



Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 9:03 am
 

Players, owners rethinking salary cap structure?

If this is equitable to both parties, then go ahead and do it, it's their choice.  However, I don't agree with it personally.  I mean in what industry can you guarantee wages years out irrespective of revenue?  If projections are too high and the wages are guaranteed off those incorrect projections what do you do then?  If the owners agree to this insane idea, I don't want to hear from them when they aren't making their projected profits.  It's that simple, but I also don't want to hear from players if revenues increase beyond projections, that they're not paid enough. 

I don't agree with the idea, but I have no stake in the game.  If the two parties agree to this and it gets football on the field this season, I'm for it.  I just don't want to get caught up in this AGAIN when one of these two scenarios plays itself out.




Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: March 30, 2011 7:21 pm
 

Players, owners rethinking salary cap structure?

With all due respect, there are ways and means to improve one's situation should one have the drive to do so. This is America not India, we have no caste system. People have an opportunity to acquire an education and improve their wage earning potential by doing so. There are costs associated with this beyond the monetary kind however; avoiding drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, gambling and other addictions to name a few. No one is keeping anyone from improving their lot in life should they be willing to do what it takes to achieve that goal. If you believe you're worth more than you're being paid, go get a job that will pay you more but understand there is competition at every level for the same job, you have to show prospective employers that you are the best fit for the position, simple as that.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: March 30, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Players, owners rethinking salary cap structure?

MikePDX,
You are exactly right and unfortunatly people in this country are to stupid to understand. People are to busy arguing about Republican and Democrat while those idiots could give to shits about us, they are to busy fighting about money and power rather than WE THE PEOPLE, just like our money says. Wait to the JAPAN melt down happens and are goods go through the roof, wait to these other countries keep revolting and the SUez Canal is clogged up, are goods go through the roof. Yet americans continue to vote for this nonsense. We rely way to much on other countries and those are countries that hate us anyway. We need manufacturing back in this country, if a company wants to outsource over seas we tax there ass so bad they quit, if they keep the jobs in the states they get a tax credit at the end of the year. Foreign people drive BMW's and Mercedis because they do not pay taxes like the rest of us and they send there money tax free over seas, they need to pay taxes like us and then another 2 or 3% on top, freedom isnt free. Its a simple solution but people in this country act like little pussy's and dont fight for anything anymore, we just bend over and let corporations and this crappy government ( Republican or Democrat) shove it in our asses...You my friend hit it on the head, but the rich people are rich and continue to pay so the middle class and poor still get screwed. I use to vote, I quit because I have two options and its a waste anyway, I use to go to games and buy merchandise hell with it, for what, great post


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