Found it interesting that the players union wanted to make this year capped while the negotiations continued. Seems to late for that to happen now.
Of course the players want it to be capped.
People have totally missed the point, an uncapped year is bad for the players. The biggest part of the cap is the salary floor, not the cap. There are going to be probably 10+ teams that take full advantage of the floor not being there. I'm looking at the Bengals, Browns, Cards, Jags, Rams, Panthers and Lions amongst others. If you aren't a contender this year, uncapped is great news.
Plus, on top of that, with the restrictions in place Dallas and the Jets who are two of about five teams who might actually exceed what would have been the cap otherwise are effectively out of the market and are capped. That leaves about three teams who are likely to actually spend extra money. I wouldn't be surprised if 20 teams spend less next year than this year and that at least 10 of those go under what the salary floor would have been.
I still stand by my original comment that this CBA holdout is owner related, not player related and the owners are loving that the players are sharing some of the heat and will continue to allow that. The players will take 10% plus paycuts, they will have rookie scaled contracts and they will certainly be worse off in general. That much is guaranteed because the players have absolutely nothing the owners want from a bargaining stand point, nothing. This CBA battle is big owners vs little owners over revenue sharing, stadium deals and the like and could very well be drawn out because this isn't an issue of haves(owners) and have nots(players) like it traditionally has been, where the players lose far more by not playing, this is haves vs haves and that is what makes it dangerous.