Patriots Prep For a Crazy Offseason

February 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The upcoming few years for the NFL have the potential to be incredibly bad.
With the owners having opted out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league faces labor strife in the long term and a great deal of confusion in the near term.
Unless the league strikes a last-minute deal with the union before its new year starts in early March (a prospect that is looking more and more unlikely), the league will face an uncapped year, and all the uncertainty that goes with it.
This, of course, raises many questions. If the league goes a year without a salary cap, will the cap be gone for good? With salary restrictions removed, will we see the salary polarization that cripples baseball? Will there be a massive shift in the league, as there was when the cap was instituted?
However, the most important question (for Patriots fans, at least) is this: How can the Pats take advantage of this situation?
Believe it or not, New England is well-situated to improve itself o...

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