Just a trend I've been noticing lately. Some of the big market teams, such as the Jets and Raiders have been dishing out huge contracts this offseason. They obviously believe the CBA will be done away with soon. On the other hand, most teams have had money, yet they have been conservative. With small and middle market teams making up the majority of cities that have NFL teams, I think it is more likely there will be a new CBA hammered out sometime before we reach that ever-dreaded uncapped season. The amended CBA has been fairly dysfunctional the last couple seasons, raising tension between owners and players, and in effect, the NFLPA. It is possible that the NFLPA will cave in to the owners and move toward a resolution that mimics the successful CBA from the '90's. With a new resolve in mind, I don't think the current salary cap will turn backward, though I do believe it could come to what would seem like a halt for a season. For example, if they hammered out a new deal now that is to effect the '08 season (hypothetical; not possible), it could be set up to where the cap doesn't increase much in the first season, as the huge cap increases have been a big part of the problem. In effect, teams like the Jets, Panthers, Colts, Redskins, and Raiders would eventually be in trouble, with teams like the Jets, and Raiders forcefully putting themselves in that position over one season. Basically, which way do you think this is going to pan out??? This is worth a lot more than "what free agents we have signed". If we have to compete with the deep pockets of New York and California teams, we'll pretty much just have the draft to look forward to every offseason. Hopefully something can get done without owners locking players out, and we, as a small market team can see balance return to competitiveness in free agency.