Originally Posted by Drek
I'd say I understand what happens in an uncapped season better than most, and if you really think that most teams will suddenly start spending so much more money in an uncapped league then you don't get the entire reason the owners opted out.
A small handful of teams make a huge amount of cash more than the rest of the league (Dallas, Washington, the NY teams). Those teams will increase spending, but teams like SD, Denver, etc. are living pretty close to their actual budgets as it is. They won't go into the red just to keep one or two guys who weren't deemed good enough to sign in a capped system.
I agree. Teams won't go crazy and spend their entire fortunes (it won't become like the Steinbrenner league) but they would now have the ability to sign that one player or two that they previously wouldn't have been able to.
Owners want to win. Winning brings in more money. And you have to spend money (albeit wisely) to win in this league.
The only part I'm not really clear on is what happens in I believe 2012. According to what I've heard, since the CBA will be dead there will be no NFL draft beginning that year. I'm not sure how things will work after that. Maybe you can enlighten me on that.
But hopefully none of this ever happens.