Originally posted by **pasodoc9er**:

AB, altho math has always been a love of mine, and I needed one more college course to have had a math major....and also that I have been a die hard football fan since I was a kid many decades ago. It always gives me pause to see you at your best. No question you are expert at football. Double that for math, cap math in particular, which is math with limits all with seemingly infinite variables and permutations. Question is, what is your background such that you can take a rat's nest of information, boil it down, and then seemingly always come up with the one or two best ways in which to structure a contract...and for whom. Simply, how did you get to or what did you do to end up with a Cap pencil that most NFL teams ( I believe) would love to have? Except in very, very few cases, your analyses over time have usually been the way it works out. How, AB, how did you learn this talent, and what did you do to make it so easy for the rest of us to understand?

Thanks in advance, hombre.

I really started this about 10 years ago, just for fun, thought it was a bit weird, so I never showed it to anyone. I have no degree background, and I really hate certain math, but this capology is one that I enjoy.

I usually look at what the years cap outcome looks like, so for 2015 and 2016, it seems best to push as much cap room into those years on big deals like Iupati, Aldon, A.Davis and Goldson, and Bowman

I have seen the CBA, very tough to digest, like over 400 pages, I have a PDF somewhere on my site. The terminology is so wacked out. Like a base salary is known as a P5 salary, and different code names. Players get now what is called per game active game checks for roster bonuses. Some get one in March if on roster.

Originally posted by **Joecool**:

Quick question.

Does the base salary need to be within the league requirements for the minimum salary per seniority?

You have players first year contract base salaries very low. Justin Smith's is 2013- $940,000(Base Salary). Does the base need to be within the minimal allowed or altogether with bonuses?

Yes, NFL rules are the players must receive at least the minimum for the players years accrued, so basically a guy like Leonard Davis gets $925,000 for this year, but only counts $540,000 due to vet credits, that helps out a ton with players like Gooden also.

Justin Smith can do more than the 940k, but that is lowest he can go. His bonuses are different, they vary in ranges. Some can see 10k, or 10 million in 1 season.