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Too many one-year deals?

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Just read that we resigned Reynolds on another one year deal! 

A simple count on Sportstrac revealed that we have 26 players whose contracts expire at the end of next season. From a team standpoint isn't that too many? Isn't it rough to ask guys to sacrifice when they're all on prove-it deals? 

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Some will prove it, some will not.  The hope is that we get drafted and UDFA that pan out that we can replace those that will not prove it...and re-sign the ones who prove it.  Add pieces to fill the holes, rinse, repeat.

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Next year the cap spikes up like 50 million + we will be getting rid of guys like Carpenter and Brown that milk our cap for no reason. 

Gurley, Takk, Mack, Allen and Neal may or may not be gone as well.

Next year might be the first time in like 5 years we have tons of space and can do what we want and (hopefully) make smart decisions on which of the guys they want to extend.

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We are in deep CAP trouble. If this current team can not make the play-off. Next year will be the beginning of a total rebuild. And some well knowns will be traded or let go. .... . Just one fan opinion, what's yours.   :tiphat:

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14 minutes ago, BigGrip said:

We are in deep CAP trouble. If this current team can not make the play-off. Next year will be the beginning of a total rebuild. And some well knowns will be traded or let go. .... . Just one fan opinion, what's yours.   :tiphat:

We're not.  With the expected rise in cap space, and Brown and Carpenter expected to be cut next offseason netting us an additional 9 million on top of that.  If it does go up to 240, we will already have the core players in place.

Ridley, Oliver and Hurst (if he doesn't get 5th year option) will be only players needing possible extensions going into next season.  We should be just fine.  

Plus, with all these one year deals, if we decide not to resign any players, they can be used in the compensatory math formula and get us possible kickbacks the following year.  

You say we will be in a total rebuild next year, but that isn't true either.  We are actually looking to replace most positions with younger players as you can see we have been cutting older players and drafting or signing replacements for a while now. 

We only have 23 or so players signed through next year and about 15 players through the year after that.  That CAP trouble that everyone seems to say we're in is only for the short term, with the ever growing increase in team cap and as contract dead space is eliminated, to go along with players not coming back that are eating bigger contracts, we will start to see more room to be able to take care of team needs in the future. 

At the beginning of this we have negative space and we weren't going to sign ANYONE it seemed.  But alas, they made it work not just for 1 player, but for many and they aren't done.  Have faith that it might not always look pretty, but they're gonna find ways to get stuff done.

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1 hour ago, ramonezy said:

Just read that we resigned Reynolds on another one year deal! 

A simple count on Sportstrac revealed that we have 26 players whose contracts expire at the end of next season. From a team standpoint isn't that too many? Isn't it rough to ask guys to sacrifice when they're all on prove-it deals? 

Dude, this is literally how the Patriots have operated and been successful for years.

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6 minutes ago, Mr.11 said:

Dude, this is literally how the Patriots have operated and been successful for years.

That and being able to not have to sign so many players long term allows us to fix problem areas quicker and be able to do that "Clowney" signing we wouldn't be able to like in recent years because we have so much cap tied up.  We're starting to get more space available coming into our own team and will be able to round out the roster with draft picks and smarter signings hopefully instead of ones we end up regretting and force us to miss out on other players for. 

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2 hours ago, ramonezy said:

Just read that we resigned Reynolds on another one year deal! 

A simple count on Sportstrac revealed that we have 26 players whose contracts expire at the end of next season. From a team standpoint isn't that too many? Isn't it rough to ask guys to sacrifice when they're all on prove-it deals? 

I let the GM worry about that crap. Nothing we can do about it one way or another.

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4 hours ago, ramonezy said:

Just read that we resigned Reynolds on another one year deal! 

A simple count on Sportstrac revealed that we have 26 players whose contracts expire at the end of next season. From a team standpoint isn't that too many? Isn't it rough to ask guys to sacrifice when they're all on prove-it deals? 

I'd say no only because alot of dead money falls off plus raised cap with new cba. Next year we'll have more money to work with

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7 hours ago, Geneaut said:

I let the GM worry about that crap. Nothing we can do about it one way or another.

I prefer quality over quantity.  Do we have quality?  All because a guy was a first rounder does not mean he pans out.  I just hope it does not all blow up like the last 2 years.  There was a lot of talk of continuity.  I guess that only went for the front office.  Cause the excuse not to make confusion for the players does not hold water when you let them all go.  :munch:

I agree.  Not a thing we can do about it.

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8 hours ago, BigGrip said:

We are in deep CAP trouble. If this current team can not make the play-off. Next year will be the beginning of a total rebuild. And some well knowns will be traded or let go. .... . Just one fan opinion, what's yours.   :tiphat:

You are correct. If the Falcons don't make the play-offs a new regime will take over for Quinn and TD. No way they won't be doing wholesale roster modifications to start shaping the team to fit the new vision they'll bring. The rebuild will include the release or trade of more than one Sacred Cow I'm sure.

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8 hours ago, TheUsualStuff said:

Quinn and TD have one year to save their jobs and if they fail the franchise will not want to have a bunch of iffy players under signed contract for a new regime.

100% correct.. Im sure the entire staff is on a short leash atm

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20 hours ago, federicofalcon2 said:

Plus, with all these one year deals, if we decide not to resign any players, they can be used in the compensatory math formula and get us possible kickbacks the following year.  

You say we will be in a total rebuild next year, but that isn't true either.  We are actually looking to replace most positions with younger players as you can see we have been cutting older players and drafting or signing replacements for a while now. 

We only have 23 or so players signed through next year and about 15 players through the year after that.  That CAP trouble that everyone seems to say we're in is only for the short term, with the ever growing increase in team cap and as contract dead space is eliminated, to go along with players not coming back that are eating bigger contracts, we will start to see more room to be able to take care of team needs in the future. 

You are welcome. I can see your concerns. I use to be one of those Fans that could see no wrong with our players or strategies. Being a season ticket holder, you kinda got skin in the game. .... . Forget about Tom Brady and the Bucs, D. Brees and the "aints" or even Bridgewater and the Panthers. Let's just look at an aging M.Ryan, Ridley coming off an injury, J. Jones having only 7 gears(used to be 10), Hurst not bad but Hooper a little better, Gurley is better than the recent Freeman but not a 3 down back and may not be very durable. Lastly, you are good with having to resign about half the team if we have success this year.  Well your opinion is welcome. :munch: 

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23 hours ago, ramonezy said:

Just read that we resigned Reynolds on another one year deal! 

A simple count on Sportstrac revealed that we have 26 players whose contracts expire at the end of next season. From a team standpoint isn't that too many? Isn't it rough to ask guys to sacrifice when they're all on prove-it deals? 

It's fine! Gm and coaching staff are on 1 year deal also 

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I wonder if the 1 year and short term commitments is the fingerprint of McKay as associate GM to make sure there is minimal damage carried over if TD and Quinn fail this year; so that the next GM/HC doesn't inherit the worse team situation in the league.  

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