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Chiefs' Cap Situation (Dead Money)


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#1 Iceman57

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:48 PM

I'm not sure if this is common knowledge or not, but then more about the Chiefs cap situation and contracts that John Dorsey did, I was very surprised when I noticed how much dead money the Chiefs are still paying players that haven't been with the Chiefs in years.

Jaye Howard. $5,000,000
Jeremy Maclin $2,400,000
Jah Reid $875,000
Josh Mauga $750,000
KeiVarae Russell $609,846
Cairo Santos $422,824
Ramik Wilson $250,062
Kevin Hogan $170,787
TOTAL $11,242,307

Then, these following contracts and salaries are just so idiotic:

Tamba Hali $8,583,333
Dustin Colquitt $4,900,000
Tyler Bray $1,318,750

The grand total is close to $30,000,000 in just wasted money. Dustin Colquitt should have been the #1 target to re-structure his deal or just cut him($4.1 Million in cap savings) and find another punter. That savings in cap space would've allowed Jeremy Maclin to remain in KC, as well as Jaye Howard, who would've replaced Roy Miller and Jarvis Jenkins.

Or with let's say with all that cap space, the Chiefs done several things:

SIGN: T.J. LANG - LG
Chiefs could frontload the contract giving Parker Ehinger all season to recover and not even risk coming back too soon, all the while, Lang would even be an upgrade at LG, so Bryan Witzmann stays a backup, where he rightfully belongs.

RE-SIGN: Jamaal Charles - RB
Not only does it make all of KC glad not to lose Charles, but the Chiefs could have him in what is the backup RB job that C.J. Spiller and Akeem Hunt occupied. In a sexy twist, Charles could be the new Kickoff Return Specialist, which Akeem Hunt currently mans.

In conclusion, I don't think any of us Chiefs fans knew that behind the scenes, John Dorsey has creating such a mess with the cap. We were all distracted by the low-risk Free Agents and Draft Picks that actually turned into valuable players. Let's just hope that Brett Veach can clean this mess up and keep this current Monster of a team as good and well-balanced in good talent for many years to come.

#2 Rickdawg58

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:10 AM

Maybe that's why he was fired. In the big picture managing the cap is one of the most important aspects of the general manager. Of course accumulating great talent and giving the coach players that he could utilize is important is well.
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#3 azchief21

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:22 AM

Good info Iceman



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:10 AM

Most teams likely have a similar list. Maclin is doing nothing. Howard? Charles was a weird cut for sure. Colquitt is worth at least one win each year with his amazing punting.

 

Easy to look back and assume different results.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:28 AM

Most teams likely have a similar list. Maclin is doing nothing. Howard? Charles was a weird cut for sure. Colquitt is worth at least one win each year with his amazing punting.

 

Easy to look back and assume different results.

No, Colquitt was never worth a win. He contributed, but a lot of very average punters could have contributed that way.

 

When it comes to punters, what you need most is a punter that won't shank his punt from deep in his team's own territory. Unfortunately, the Chiefs' defense hasn't been good enough to leverage coffin corner kicks into safeties and three-and-outs.



#6 Mloe68

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:27 AM

Most importantly Veach is showing we won't stop evaluating and bringing in talent no matter what time of year. How many teams wish they had Butt Kicker! That guy's leg makes him a weapon. Ragland isn't even fully healthy and already starting. Erving also started at guard last week which speaks volumes about how.desperate we are at guard right now.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:22 AM

Most importantly Veach is showing we won't stop evaluating and bringing in talent no matter what time of year. How many teams wish they had Butt Kicker! That guy's leg makes him a weapon. Ragland isn't even fully healthy and already starting. Erving also started at guard last week which speaks volumes about how.desperate we are at guard right now.


Tampa bay comes to mind.. if they had butt kicker or really any other kicker they beat new england

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:03 PM

No, Colquitt was never worth a win. He contributed, but a lot of very average punters could have contributed that way.

 

When it comes to punters, what you need most is a punter that won't shank his punt from deep in his team's own territory. Unfortunately, the Chiefs' defense hasn't been good enough to leverage coffin corner kicks into safeties and three-and-outs.

No..... is an interesting way to discuss a topic. You have your opinion and I have a different opinion. Not no ....or wrong...just different.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:06 PM

No..... is an interesting way to discuss a topic. You have your opinion and I have a different opinion. Not no ....or wrong...just different.

Phatal wont admit that  DC had been our MVP for years in a row..but I know I'm wrong too :P



#10 sith13

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:22 PM

There's really no wasted money in that chart IMO. Howard is an expensive cut but nobody expected the injury and if he could bounce back Chiefs would have saved some of that money. Maclin is just a regular cut as most players leave with that much dead money and would have cost a lot more if he was still on the roster.

 

Hali has a big cap hit but they are still expecting production from him and Ford couldn't really step up his game to relegate Hali to a reserve role by the time of his new contract. Colquitt has a big hit but that's just the way contracts pay out in the final year. If I'm not mistaken he's the highest paid Punter in the NFL but had a little dead money so they couldn't find someone to replace him meaning that it's an acceptable amount. Bray on the other hand is our #3 QB and very cheap one at that, I was expecting more from him during preseason but regardless of his performance we need a 3rd guy on the roster and I doubt they found anyone better.

 

The rest are just cheap deals that every NFL team pays out. 



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:16 PM

No..... is an interesting way to discuss a topic. You have your opinion and I have a different opinion. Not no ....or wrong...just different.

That anyone still talks to that guy is beyond me.  I put him on ignore long ago, and was probably one of the best decisions i have made in a while.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:26 PM

Phatal wont admit that DC had been our MVP for years in a row..but I know I'm wrong too :P


That's because he was a 9ers fan during that timeframe. Remember he's an Alex fan not a chiefs fan and all of a sudden his posts start making more sense.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:43 PM

Colquitt gets a lot of hate for his contract.  Unless he decides to retire, he'll most definitely resign at a more cap friendly number.  Not only is he a very good punter, but he's a great holder for the kickers, and it's been so long since we've had a muffed snap on a kick that people overlook the importance.  


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:35 PM

No, Colquitt was never worth a win. He contributed, but a lot of very average punters could have contributed that way.

 

When it comes to punters, what you need most is a punter that won't shank his punt from deep in his team's own territory. Unfortunately, the Chiefs' defense hasn't been good enough to leverage coffin corner kicks into safeties and three-and-outs.

I'd disagree. Colquitt created the opportunity for the defense to pin its ears back and create short field turnovers by flipping the field with his accurate punts. He's also as good as anyone in the league at holding. In his prime, he was a weapon. His leg strength isn't what it used to be and as such he's not what he used to be. But clearly Dave Toub wanted him on this roster.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:52 PM

ZERO TD RETURNS AGAINST COLQUITT UNDER TOUB

#16 KCSLC2008

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:44 PM

ZERO TD RETURNS AGAINST COLQUITT UNDER TOUB


Don't jinx us! :)




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