Originally Posted by Texian
There is no cap in baseball. The last 3 years the Texans have started with their backs up against the salary cap wall (little or no room). It doesn't appear that there is any relief in the near future. This puts the Texans at a distinct disadvantage because they've consistently pushed money to future years, year after year. The Steelers and Patriots are NOT having to restructure contracts 3 years in a row. The Texans have converted quite a few of today's salaries to tomorrows dollars. When Mario became a FA and his $20 million salary came off the books the Texans still started the new year over the cap. Yep, these guys are doing a swell job.
You missed the analogy, evidently.
In regards to the Texans, they are getting themselves on track, imo. They are concentrating on signing their star talent for the future and drafting wisely enough to allow a lot of the overpaid talent form three years ago to go by the wayside. I seriously doubt that Manning and Joseph will be on the team next year or in two years at the most. There are a number of players who could be gone and we see the team getting ready for them to be gone. Wade Smith, Myers, Antonio Smith, Owen Daniels all could be gone after this season. We see the players projected to replace them learning those positions right now.