mikeak wrote:Remember that it is also relatively easy to create cap by redoing a deal to a player where guaranteed money shifts to signing bonus. It doesn't change the money a player gets just how it gets split
This is possible, but not something the Seahawks have done under this regime. I would be surprised if they went down this path.
I think we haven't done it because we didn't need too and also because we had several young players signed cheaply on their first contracts.
As those are re-signed and you need money to keep a good team going I personally believe we will utilize this option if needed. It doesn't by itself create "cap-hell" (as noted by others) if done prudently and managed but it allows you to use the 3-5 year window that you find yourself in at different times. Then you have a 1-2 year downturn where you catch up alternatively you hit it in the draft and get lucky / use your skill.
We shall see but if the right guys are there for the right price I see it happening but not like some teams. On the other hand look at Chicago again - they did it quite a bit while they now suck it is not because of the cap (Cutler) and are fine with where the Cap is.
Dallas did it and then hit in the draft and suddenly looks great.
Saints did it and are having major issue. Point being - you can do it and manage it right / wrong and that is what decides the outcome