I'm going to try not to just repeat what Psychop said well... Bud Adams' bottom line IS the Titans' bottom line! The distinction between the salary cap and the team's still limited ability to pour out endless amounts of money is a big one. That's why you aren't seeing tons of players break the bank in the uncapped year. (Yes, the unresolved CBA plays a part, but there's also a reality there that the teams will only spend so much.) Once again, it could be beneficial to sign CJ for the long run, but it's also a MAJOR risk. If he gets hurt, or if he sits out again in three years for more money, then it hasn't provided any long term benefit. Bulluck got a 30+ million contract, and I think about a $10 million signing bonus, but he had to play out his rookie deal. River, Alex, you love to throw out comments mocking others' ability to understand being a GM, but you conveniently ignore any posts talking about the risk of throwing out this kind of money. I would totally agree with your views of how the team should be run, if I just viewed Adam's as a mindless rich guy who didn't care how much his team had to spend on players. That's a pretty small minded view of it, though, in my opinion.