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Get rid of the salary cap!



With so many tragically bad NFL teams these days, I wonder if the salary cap has done it's job...

A few stats...

In 1993, the year before the cap, the worst team in the NFL was the 3-13 Cincinnati Bengals.  The Cowboys, Bills and Oilers all had 12-4 records and there were 12 teams of records of either 9-7, 8-8, or 7-9 (in the hunt, in other words). 

In 2008, 14 seasons into the salary cap era, the team with the best record was the Tennessee Titans (13-3) with 3 teams (Giants, Panthers and Steelers) with 12-4 records.  On the other hand, there was the worst team ever (0-16 Lions) along with the 2-14 Rams and 2-14 Chiefs.  There were 13 teams "in the hunt," but it seems as if the salary cap has not had its intended effect.

Of course, there is the expansion driven dilution of the talent pool to consider, but I wonder what everyone thought about the idea of returning to an uncapped league.  I'm all for it...

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