Originally posted by Furlow:
Originally posted by modninerfan:Lack of knowledge makes him think that. These guys still think we're in the days of Eddie D. paying anyone and everyone whatever they want. Our payroll was so far beyond every other team it was ridiculous.
Originally posted by 49erJim:
I just don't see Alex Smith having another season like he had in 2011. This season is going to be harder on him. That being said our defense is good enough to take us to the playoffs, once we get there is Alex Smith going to be good enough to get us into the super bowl? Not so sure about that, Manning on the other hand could be GREAT with the 49ers for 3 or 4 years with the defense we have and another WR and a few better O-Line Men.
lol, and what makes you think we'll accomplish that when Manning is asking for 25 million a year?
Let's all say it together.... SALARY CAP!!!
I think you are the one that doesn't get it. This league is very close to how it was in the 80's. The salary cap became a joke after it went over x amount.
The NFL today equals...small market teams will usually always be far under the cap, mid market teams can fluctuate as they see fit, big spender teams will usually be supported through loopholes and ever increasing cap to simply outspend everyone else.
This was only truly a pure Salary cap league for about 10 seasons.