RevanFan wrote:The salary cap can be a good thing in keeping many teams competitive, but not overly dominant, but I've always hated the salary cap for one reason: It almost always prevents great players from finishing their careers with their original team. I'm still pissed about Dallas having to cut DeMarcus Ware due to salary concerns.
I think the cap has run it's course if revenues stay where they are.
I think the big need is a salary FLOOR to prevent teams from purging their big salaries whenever they feel like it.
I don't think for a second that the big/great teams would spend money at will with no cap. Look at the late-80s/earlier-90s 49ers. They axed many of their top players *before* the cap was instituted. Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Roger Craig, Tom Rathman. 14 Super Bowls between those 3...
NFL owners are billionaire businessmen who rarely make bad financial decisions. They won't waste money on bad investments.
And there isn't *true* parity in this League. People can talk about it all they want, but the same 4-6 teams are consistently on top of their conferences.
The Patriots are having one of the best runs of all-time. The Packers have made the Playoffs 8 years in a row. The Steelers, Seahawks, Giants and Colts have had tremendous success over the last decade. Heck, even the Bengals made were a playoff team for how long recently?
The cream rises to the top. The cap isn't as good for the NFL as people seem to believe.