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Since: 25.4.03
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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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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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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 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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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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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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    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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    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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In the context of baseball, the use of drugs hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, the use of alcohol hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, womanizing hurts whom? Maybe the wife of the player? In the context of baseball, felonies are crimes against society, not against baseball. In the context of baseball, gambling is the only crime against baseball.

Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    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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    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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