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RE: A Look at the Cap Situation in 2013 and Beyond - Aftermath - 01-28-2013 06:47 PM
(01-28-2013 06:40 PM)Drathdon Wrote: I agree that Dunta will be back. I think the tenure of this front office has proven continuity and keeping the elements of this team together a priority, and I don't see TD abandoning his hand-picked option who did not play badly over cap money, which he controls.
I don;t think it is probable at all,and I really don;t think it is a good idea. That would make all 3 of our starting corners over the age of 30 and they would all be under contract for at least the next 2 years. Not to mention the fact that we would have over 20 million dollars invested in our CBs and probably over 35M invested in our secondary when Moore and Decoud are added in. Why I really dislike the idea of keeping Grimes, Asante and Dunta is because it will force McClain (the most promising young CB we have had on the roster in years) into the dimeback role and he would rarely see the field. We need to be trying to get younger and faster at CB, not progressively older and slower. Just my 2 cents.
RE: A Look at the Cap Situation in 2013 and Beyond - Drathdon - 01-28-2013 06:57 PM
I understand your concerns, Aftermath. I just think, watching how TD has done things, that what I posted will likely be his plan of action. I just trust he has a plan for the future at that position as well, and can implement both.
That said, just because I believe that this is his preferred outcome, I'm not convinced if he will be able to swing it or not.
RE: A Look at the Cap Situation in 2013 and Beyond - Aftermath - 01-28-2013 06:59 PM
I might go crazy if we start the season with 3 30+ year old CBs and McClain riding the bench ( or not here at all) lol.
RE: A Look at the Cap Situation in 2013 and Beyond - swanlee - 01-28-2013 07:01 PM
If we cut Dunta then we have to resign Grimes and he is coming off a major injury and getting older and relies 100% on his athletic ability. I simply think they let Grimes walk and keep Dunta as he did play pretty good this year and this secondary was our defensive strength. It is more risky to shakeup the good secondary we had. I think they concentrate on adding players to the front line that can get pressure and leave the secondary alone.
RE: A Look at the Cap Situation in 2013 and Beyond - RFlagg - 02-09-2013 04:49 PM
So we now know the official Salary Cap for 2013 is $121.1 million. Using this site, here's how the Falcons officially are this season.
Dead Money - $3,152,762
Base Salaries - $87,374,868
Bonus Money - $19,455,443
Other Bonuses - $10,297,250
Total Commitment - $117,127,561
So we have right at $4 million in cap space right now, and that does not include any cut players or renegotiations.
As a comparison, here is how every other team is faring (Division rivals bold, NFC playoff teams Blue, AFC red).
Jets - $150,345,264 (Over by $29.2 million)
Saints - $145,901,212 (Over by $24.8 million)
Cowboys - $143,073,082 (Over by $22 million)
Eagles - $135,733,891 (Over by $14.6 million)
Steelers - $135,313,469 (Over by $14.2 million)
Panthers - $131,632,296 (Over by $10.5 million)
Cardinals - $127,657,477 (Over by $6.5 million)
49ers - $123,526,872 (Over by $2.4 million)
Packers - $121,524,384 (Over by $400 thousand)
Chiefs - $119,897,891 (Under by $1.2 million)
Redskins - $119,665,570 (Under by $1.5 million)
Broncos - $119,547,314 (Under by $1.6 million)
Seahawks - $119,080,145 (Under by $2 million)
Titans - $118,526,136 (Under by $2.5 million)
Vikings - $118,037,901 (Under by $3 million)
Texans - $117,040,856 (Under by $4 million)
Chargers - $116,633,527 (Under by $4.5 million)
Bears - $116,440,733 (Under by $4.7 million)
Bills - $115,916,971 (Under by $5.2 million)
Giants - $115,064,892 (Under by $6 million)
Lions - $112,093,477 (Under by $9 million)
Rams - $110,332,565 (Under by $10.7 million)
Jaguars - $109,309,006 (Under by $11.7 million)
Ravens - $107,482,179 (Under by $13.6 million)
Raiders - $106,859,429 (Under by $14.3 million)
Patriots - $106,497,111 (Under by $14.7 million)
Buccaneers - $102,594,589 (Under by $18.6 million)
Browns - $83,144,136 (Under by $38 million)
Dolphins - $79,824,588 (Under by $41.3 million)
Colts - $77,510,714 (Under by $43.6 million)
Bengals - $75,584,664 (Under by $45.6 million)