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the problem isn't cap space it's draft capital

they can always find money in the banana stand but you can't replenish any aging/broke down players with top tier cheap talent if you don't have premium draft picks.
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OarChambo wrote:Retaining Kupp is not an option.


sure it is

He's still has one more year on his current deal though so punt to 2021
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endzoneview wrote:the problem isn't cap space it's draft capital

they can always find money in the banana stand but you can't replenish any aging/broke down players with top tier cheap talent if you don't have premium draft picks.


Well, and I'm not suggesting this will work, you can replenish older players with cheap talent from any round, you just have to be very good and lucky to make those later round picks turn out to be top tier NFL players.

Still the Rams have clearly hobbled themselves for years to come. I still think that if they had won the Super Bowl last year the rhetoric around this would be different, that why owners and GMs are willing to take these crazy actions when they believe (falsely in the case of the Rams, but hey, they believed it) their window is still open.
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endzoneview wrote:
OarChambo wrote:Retaining Kupp is not an option.


sure it is

He's still has one more year on his current deal though so punt to 2021

I suppose if they want to continue their trek down the drain they can re sign him.
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endzoneview wrote:the problem isn't cap space it's draft capital

they can always find money in the banana stand but you can't replenish any aging/broke down players with top tier cheap talent if you don't have premium draft picks.

They burned the banana stand down.
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endzoneview wrote:the problem isn't cap space it's draft capital

they can always find money in the banana stand but you can't replenish any aging/broke down players with top tier cheap talent if you don't have premium draft picks.

It's both. They are near the top of the league in committed future dollars, the bottom in future draft assets, and they can't get out of the contracts they've already given.
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OarChambo wrote:
endzoneview wrote:the problem isn't cap space it's draft capital

they can always find money in the banana stand but you can't replenish any aging/broke down players with top tier cheap talent if you don't have premium draft picks.

It's both. They are near the top of the league in committed future dollars, the bottom in future draft assets, and they can't get out of the contracts they've already given.


right, but it's not like they can't get creative. There's like 4 deals they can't get out of, 5 including Ramsey for the next two seasons. $26 in cap space for next year not including Ramsey deal. Then $50M+ in cap space in 2021. The cap space is what it is and it's obviously not ideal. The lost of the premium draft picks is the real killer.
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endzoneview wrote:
OarChambo wrote:
endzoneview wrote:the problem isn't cap space it's draft capital

they can always find money in the banana stand but you can't replenish any aging/broke down players with top tier cheap talent if you don't have premium draft picks.

It's both. They are near the top of the league in committed future dollars, the bottom in future draft assets, and they can't get out of the contracts they've already given.


right, but it's not like they can't get creative. There's like 4 deals they can't get out of, 5 including Ramsey for the next two seasons. $26 in cap space for next year not including Ramsey deal. Then $50M+ in cap space in 2021. The cap space is what it is and it's obviously not ideal. The lost of the premium draft picks is the real killer.

They cannot get creative. They may anyway, but it will be a bad decision. It would just be a repeat of the series of bad decisions over the last 3 years. They need to find another Kupp day 2 of the draft and let this one go.
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They may anyway, but it will be a bad decision. It would just be a repeat of the series of bad decisions over the last 3 15 years. They need to find another Kupp day 2 of the draft and let this one go.