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Old 08-12-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default McDaniels cleans up Shanahan’s cap mess

McDaniels cleans up Shanahan’s cap mess

Posted Thu Aug 12th by Kyle

Mike Shanahan has moved on to Washington, but he left quite a financial mess for Josh McDaniels and company in Dove Valley (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Josh McDaniels inherited a number of messes when he became Denver Broncos head coach, but perhaps none were as dramatic as the amount of “dead money” on the Broncos salary cap. Denver led the league — by a number of degrees — with $29.5 million in dead cap money in 2009.

One year later, consider Mike Shanahan’s multi-million dollar mess cleaned up. From Woody Paige’s latest mailbag in the Denver Post –

Actually, the Broncos have about $1.5 million in dead money this season. Last year they led the league only in dead money — approximately $29.5 million. That amount cut deeply in the Broncos’ ability to sign free agents last year because it counted as almost a quarter of the $128 million salary cap for the team.

As Hardy used to say to Laurel (way before your father’s time, Jason): “This is another fine mess you’ve gotten us into.” Thank you, Mike Shanahan.

We were as big of Shanahan fans as anybody, but there’s no denying “The Mastermind” hadn’t quite “mastered” professional football economics. Josh and GM Brian Xanders cleaned up the Broncos’ cap while still bringing in the likes of Brian Dawkins, Jabar Gaffney, and Jamal Williams through free agency. Job well done, fellas.


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...there is no cap this year. Does Mike Kliss write for these guys too?
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...there is no cap this year. Does Mike Kliss write for these guys too?
This doesn't change the fact that nearly a quarter of the Broncos cap last year was dead money, and that now the team has very little dead money.
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This doesn't change the fact that nearly a quarter of the Broncos cap last year was dead money, and that now the team has very little dead money.
How can you have dead money with no cap?
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This doesn't change the fact that nearly a quarter of the Broncos cap last year was dead money, and that now the team has very little dead money.
While Shanahan did have this problem, some of last years problem was likely from all the cuts and trades McDaniels did. Shanahan does have a lot of work to do on the GM side of things though.
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This doesn't change the fact that nearly a quarter of the Broncos cap last year was dead money, and that now the team has very little dead money.
very little dead money with no salary cap...
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I am so happy with the new (proper) direction the team has adopted.



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How can you have dead money with no cap?
There was a cap last year, and nearly a quarter of it was dead money. That is terrible cap management no matter how you slice it. Your point stands for this year.
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very little dead money with no salary cap...
Again, there was a cap last year and it hurt the team. And there will probably be one again next year and we'll be in much, much better shape.
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Just in case anyone forgot, I'll leave this here. Now back to the regularly scheduled circle jerk.
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There was a cap last year, and nearly a quarter of it was dead money. That is terrible cap management no matter how you slice it. Your point stands for this year.
Absolutely, however quite a big part of the dead money last year came from trading Jay Cutler, so one could argue that Mcdaniels wasn't just a miracle worker fixing a problem left him by someone else, one could in fact argue that he was a significant part in creating the problem. Food for thought.
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Again, there was a cap last year and it hurt the team. And there will probably be one again next year and we'll be in much, much better shape.
I'll argue that Mr.s X's 2009 draft hurt the team more than Shanny's dead money
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The list is here:
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Bly and Boss make 1/2 the total.
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Just in case anyone forgot, I'll leave this here. Now back to the regularly scheduled circle jerk.

And God love him for finally getting a championship to Denver but..Its like an ex girlfriend sure you had some really good times but there is a reason she is your ex girlfriend.

Shannon is not the vilified persona some make him out to be but it is understandable to disagree with some of the decisions *cough* Niko Kouvitudes.
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The list is here:
11 of the 16 listed weren't even on NFL rosters. That is a list of fail.
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See? What did I say? The majority of the cap hits were from McDaniels moves. You guys will find anything to hate on Shanahan. The guy that got this team its two SBs.... You will even make crap up to do so. What a pathetic group of "fans".

Shanahan didn't create this problem. It is a common thing that happens when a new coach comes in and redoes the roster to get his players....
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Interesting to say the least...
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How can you have dead money with no cap?
There's dead money just the same, it just doesn't go against the cap. It goes against the company books.....that's what I'm assuming they mean anyway.
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Absolutely, however quite a big part of the dead money last year came from trading Jay Cutler, so one could argue that Mcdaniels wasn't just a miracle worker fixing a problem left him by someone else, one could in fact argue that he was a significant part in creating the problem. Food for thought.
quite a big part came from Cutler?
If you take out Cutler's money you are still left with 25 million in dead money instead of 29 million
that still would of put us in the top 5

so no Cutler's dead money was not "significant", it only took a team in terrible cap shape and made them slightly worse
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See? What did I say? The majority of the cap hits were from McDaniels moves. You guys will find anything to hate on Shanahan. The guy that got this team its two SBs.... You will even make crap up to do so. What a pathetic group of "fans".

Shanahan didn't create this problem. It is a common thing that happens when a new coach comes in and redoes the roster to get his players....
All these players pretty much suck:

http://www.denverpost.com/portlet/ar...shipId=2706782

Aside from Cutler, the talent on this list speaks for itself.
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quite a big part came from Cutler?
If you take out Cutler's money you are still left with 25 million in dead money instead of 29 million
that still would of put us in the top 5

so no Cutler's dead money was not "significant", it only took a team in terrible cap shape and made them slightly worse
shanny didn't cut bly and bailey
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See? What did I say? The majority of the cap hits were from McDaniels moves. You guys will find anything to hate on Shanahan. The guy that got this team its two SBs.... You will even make crap up to do so. What a pathetic group of "fans".

Shanahan didn't create this problem. It is a common thing that happens when a new coach comes in and redoes the roster to get his players....
Having said that, Boss is still to crappy to make a team and Bly isn't good enough to stay on the same one. The cuts were necessary.
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See? What did I say? The majority of the cap hits were from McDaniels moves. You guys will find anything to hate on Shanahan. The guy that got this team its two SBs.... You will even make crap up to do so. What a pathetic group of "fans".

Shanahan didn't create this problem. It is a common thing that happens when a new coach comes in and redoes the roster to get his players....
From the article:

Most of the Broncos' dead money is allocated to players who essentially are dead to the NFL — 11 of the 16 most expensive players on their "dead money" payroll are no longer in the league.

Yup, clearly McD brought this on himself. That's why every other coach in the league (INCLUDING SHANNY) were just tripping all over themselves to add this garbage to their rosters......Buy a clue.
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