Originally posted by MarkD:
The question wasn't about losing. It is about scenario. Example the from this Ravens this year. They didn't cap plan and now they are going to be a s**t team again.
So lets put it in this context. Win and become a crap team because you can't sign your own free agents back. OR lose and have a better chance at winning multiple championships because your main players are already under contract? I am not saying throw the damn game. Duh
You don't become a s**t team because you can't resign free agents. Our staff is really, really good at scouting talent and building through the draft for this eventuality anyway, so the whole thread and conversation is a moot point.
These are facts:
Talented players will require higher salaries.
In the salary cap era, we will not be able to afford to retain all of them, regardless of SB wins.
Losing high-priced FAs is not the end of a team. Baltimore planned very, very poorly, and is a worst-case scenario.
Our staff will recruit through the draft and allow players fishing for massive salaries to get them elsewhere.
I really, really hate the offseason.