For years, people seem to believe that BC is outspending other teams. Yet under salary cap, BC struggles less than other teams. BC wins more games despite being younger and cheaper than other teams. Thanks to good management.
You also forgot the ability to find good young QB's.
You also forgot the ability to front load a number of contracts with bonuses prior to the $ counting towards the cap in 2007.
One of the great moves by Wally. Thats why he's the best GM in the business.
Wally is the man. Every team had the same options as BC. Some chose to post a huge profit instead and dismantle their team afterwards.
YAY Wally. The best thing that has happened to the Lions. Consistent winning teams.