Originally Posted by Cito Pelon
...Elway had to backpedal furiously after his initial miscalculation and offer Elvis a deal that had almost the same 2013 cap hit.
This wasn't just about cap. It was also about cash. I also think they knew from the start that there was a decent probability that they'd lose Dumervil while being hopeful they could figure out a way to keep him. The fax snafu is very much like the Rahim Moore snafu. Both caused a very different (and undesirable) outcome.