Originally Posted by eaglenj
The Giants have "earned" a pass from the national media by being a successful and honorable franchise.
For whatever reason, the Jets are treated like misfits.
Two important things to remember about our "Salary Cap Hell".
1. While sanchez's contract is terrible, and Harris' isnt any better, when you look at who we are "dumping" NONE of them are big contributors. Whats better releasing bradshaw, canty, etc....or eric smith, jason smith, BT, and Pace?
2. The only actual GM who was mentioned as thinking our cap was "hell" is Tom Heckert. You can find him collecting an unemployment check right now.
Reporters, especially national ones need twitter followers, page views etc...you get that by ripping teams like the Jets for being in salary cap hell, when they are in an enviable situation of being able to cut high priced, low production, older players and gain significant cap relief.
Far from Hell!
Every team has players that become too expensive at some point in their contracts. It is just the nature of how contracts are structured. The Giants knew they were not going to keep Bradshaw past the 2012 season, so they drafted Wilson in the first round as his replacement. So losing Bradshaw is not really a big deal and saves them 4 million in cap space.
Plus when you have a franchise QB that is playing to the level of his contract, the overall roster situation always seems more stable.