They ARE NOT over the cap. 500K per year which he only gets 250K this year for the remainder plus the 450K signing bonus = 700K. The Cats were a million under the cap so that means they are still 300K under the cap.
the cats are not over the cap even with printers with all the changes at the beginning of the season with alot of new players making cfl min and with changes during the season some players only getting paid for games played the injuries pascal, hudson, and others dont come under the cap while on the inj list, they were probably closer to the cap at the beginning of the season but not now until casey
Won't admit what? All we've been told/witnessed is that the Cats shed a lot of expensive vets in favour of a bunch of comparitively cheap rookies, leaving them with a bunch of cap room. If true, a pretty solid strategy - if you're going to field half a team of rookies, you just know some of them won't work out and you need something in the bank for a mid-season adjustment.
We don't really know who makes what, but we saw the guys they let go and the guys they brought in, and it sounds plausible.
Even if they're 50K over, it's a small price to pay for one of the few guys around that most would expect to be a sure thing.
It depends, if they were under because Bob gave a budget then yes I'm pissed, but I could live with it if they were under for a situation like this or to have money to spend on guys like Jesse and other young guys on the team, with a salary cap you have to spend smartly. It's not a good idea to max out on a bunch of quick fix over paid guys
If the salary level was $200,000 higher last weekend than it was, we likely wouldn't have landed Printers. The frontloaded bonus money was enormously tempting, clearly.
If the rebuilding effort is to be understood by fans, a flipside of this is the understanding that it involves a youth movement with younger, less experienced guys as a whole. Therefore, a downward trend re SMS.
We saw how the inflated salary structure of the 2006 team underwhelmed on the field. This 1-8 landed us the best young CFL-ready QB with a MVP under his belt than anyone else...wait, THE ONLY GUY you can state that about!
Last year's first nine games led me to heartburn. I knew the Canadian talent influx from the last two drafts was going to take time to impact on the field. And so it has. Growing pains, but necessary ones in the big picture.
Hindsight is 20/20, but sometimes an eyechart poses even better gibberish to ponder than the easy reflex questions the media can glean from this.
Marcel inherited an on-field mess and has made the biggest single acquistion to right the operation in years. Was he psychic in knowing Printers would be released in KC? Doubt it. But having SMS room as a contingency is good capology.
Most successful organizations in pro sports with cap environments get that. The Cats did and Casey is with us.
Drummer God: You come on here and say we are officially over the cap. Where's the link, or some proof to your accusation. Management has always maintained (as well as the media) that we were WELL under the cap. Earlier in the thread when it was brought up that we were under you went trolling saying shouldn't we be upset then that we didn't we spend all our money. The answer to that after getting Printers is NO. This is what well maintained organizations do. They have enough forsight to realize that while rebuilding from the ground up,, you do so with cheaper younger guys. You wean out the weak and bring in more. Eventually you end up with a strong product. Look at the New England Patriots as the perfect example. They made their run and won championships with quality guys. Maybe not the best, most exciting guys, but good guys. What that did was allow them to now take one last run with a veteran team buying going out andd getting those "high priced" guys this year.
This management team has shown after this deal that they truly are in control of building this franchise the right way.