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#1 Posted on 7.6.04 1046.39
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Looks like ol' Tommy boy will be in Pittsburgh for a while longer. I think this is a smart move on the Steelers' part ... gives Maddox time to groom the rookie.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ nfl/news/story?id=1817088
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#2 Posted on 7.6.04 1145.06
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He has a lot of heart but IMO not the wisest move. There were some excellent veterans available that would have been better groomers.
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#3 Posted on 7.6.04 1244.37
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I think it is a sound move by the Steelers. Last year, had Maddox had an offensive line he would done much better. Maddox needs a good line to give him time to find open guys and make things happpen. Last year our line was decimated due to injuries and lack of talent. Here is to hoping we can stay healthy all next season.
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#4 Posted on 7.6.04 1434.48
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4 years seems an awfully long contract given Maddox's age and Roethlisberger's potential. Could wind them up in salary cap trouble 2 or 3 years down the line. But they maybe couldn't get him to agree to anything shorther, and its certainly a smarter idea than having the rookie take all the pressure.
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#5 Posted on 7.6.04 1457.57
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Probably also they're hedging their bets in case he turns into another Ryan Leaf or, worse yet, the Tommy Maddox Version 1 that played for Denver.
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#6 Posted on 7.6.04 1543.55
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I'm sure there's an out for the Steelers after a year or two to cut Maddox with minimal salary cap damage.
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#7 Posted on 7.6.04 1618.49
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    I'm sure there's an out for the Steelers after a year or two to cut Maddox with minimal salary cap damage.


They don't have garunteed contacts in the NFL? I think they can cut him and be okay.
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#8 Posted on 7.6.04 1636.43
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by Whitebacon
      I'm sure there's an out for the Steelers after a year or two to cut Maddox with minimal salary cap damage.


    They don't have guaranteed contacts in the NFL? I think they can cut him and be okay.



Only part of the money is guaranteed, but part of the contract gets prorated onto the salary cap whether or not the player is still on the team and under contract. I think. Its all very confusing.
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#9 Posted on 7.6.04 1710.28
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    Only part of the money is guaranteed, but part of the contract gets prorated onto the salary cap whether or not the player is still on the team and under contract.


I believe that would be the bonus money that gets prorated onto the cap.
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#10 Posted on 7.6.04 2348.13
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    Originally posted by Broncolanche
      Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Only part of the money is guaranteed, but part of the contract gets prorated onto the salary cap whether or not the player is still on the team and under contract.


    I believe that would be the bonus money that gets prorated onto the cap.


Yup. Bonuses are paid out immediately, but spread out over the life of the contract. So if somebody signs a four-year contract with a $10 million signing bonus, it's counted as $2.5 million a year.

Now. If said player gets cut before the contract is up, the bonus "accelerates" and the remainder of the cap value is counted all at once. So, if the player gets cut after two years, the remaining $5 million counts on the cap immediately. This is where "dead money" comes from.
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