To tell you the truth, I wish Tannenbaum would have trusted his gut.
How about having 1/2 of the starters being FA next year and being already over the cap. This is not like in the past when your over the cap and only need to sign 3 or 4 players, this is 11 players who are starting this year. all this in the year before Revis can test the waters.
He did good in finding that loophole last year that allowed you to charge back amortization into the uncapped year. I will give him that.
But to have to replace or re-sign Divito, Pace, Scott, Thomas, Maybin, Mauga, Landry, and Bell on Defense and at the same time replace Hunter, Slauson, Moore, Keller, and Greene on offense is criminal.
And you know BB is going to sign Divito, if there is a guy on the jets that BB appreciates it is him.
Last edited by patman; 08-16-2012 at 11:07 AM.
But his point is fair. We do rob Peter to pay Paul. Even with the amount of expiring contracts, I am not sure we will have as much cap room as we think. Not to mention the Revis situation.
High priced, high visibility splashy acquisitions who always seem to underperform the dollars and picks spent to get them here. Always with the hamburger today and the promise to pay next Tuesday and then it turns out the hamburger today wasn't all that good to begin with.
He got absolutely taken to the Woodshed not once but twice by the Revis representation.
He manages the cap every year like it is going to be the last year of the Mayan calendar and the world will be ending some time during the off season. Understanding how to structure a contract to take advantage of an obscure feature of the CBA is one thing, deciding whether or not it is wise to even be sitting down with player-X or Player-Y is something else altogether.
Just because he was a good tea boy does not mean he has the skills required to be the CEO of Lipton. He should go back to being the tea boy. If he loses the job with the Jets I would be shocked if he ever got another GM gig again. He has been over matched.