jamcutpost wrote:Id agree it couldve been handled better, but probably best to wait for the why first for two reasons.
Itd be difficult for the penalty to look like a penalty if the owners had voted to have another uncapped year, or if there was still a lockout, or if theyd agreed to increase it by $25mill this year. All of which would be unknown at this point last year and only finalised today..
Other thing is that this EXACT time last year there was alot of other things going on that had just happened (Lockout started yesterday, 2011).
Im no apologist though as its a question that really begs to be answered & if they duck im fairly confident JJ will get some sort of answer in court for us
I agree the league had its hands full last year, but they could have addressed it after the CBA agreement last year, or even during the off-season in Feb. The league delayed announcing the 2012 cap due to this issue. But letting teams know of the ramifications one day before start of FA is not the best timing. Even if the team offices were aware of the issue, the average sports fan is not going to be happy knowing one day before start of FA that his/her team is short 36M of cap space over the next 2 years.
BTW, not trying to make this an argument especially with you, but just trying to figure out the logic behind the NFL decision.