Titans Payroll Ranked #32 In 2005

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  1. goTitans.com

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    SUMMARY: The Tennessee Titans carried the lowest NFL payroll in 2005. According to figures gathered by USA Today, the Titans spent $61,332,658 last season. The reason is dead money under the salary cap and almost two dozen first or second year players on the roster. The Seahawks carried the NFL's highest payroll in 2005, with a figure of $100,604,116. Seattle ranked as one of eight teams with total payrolls over $90 million. According to USA Today figures, the Titans also ranked near the bottom in median salary among 32 NFL teams. The Titans' median salary in 2005 came in at $459,730.

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  2. Gunny

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    how the heck is washington so low?

    I wonder where the Colts rank.
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    Texans rate more then the Colts.

    Interesting.
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    That's actually a really interesting chart.

    Look at the top ten teams on there. 5 made the playoffs, 2 had top ten picks.

    Look at the bottom ten teams on there. 4 made the playoffs, on 2 had top ten picks.

    If anything, I'd say that that chart says that salary cap hell does not play that big a role in the success of a football team.
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  6. Riverman

    Riverman That may be....

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    Maybe not a single year, but I'll bet there is a trend if we were to plot out 2003, 2004, 2005.
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    If anyone can find those numbers, I'd love to see them.

    It's not that I don't believe that the salary cap has effects on a team's ability to win, but those numbers really surprised me. I feel pretty good saying that there are other much bigger factors. There are teams every year who could change their record by three or four wins with minor adjustment, additude change, whatever. Some teams are in for a bad year, some teams are built for a good one, but I don't think it's as much about the salary cap as is promoted, and I think that chart is decent evidence at least.
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  8. but for a proffesional football team to have an average of 400,000 something dollars is horrible
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    The chart is basically meaningless. The more money paid up front in players contracts will reduce the amount paid in salary and visa versa. Thats why there are good and bad teams at both ends of the chart. All NFL teams basically pay out the same amount of money to players on average and use most of their CAP.
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    That's true, but doesn't that mean that the teams on the high end are the teams with the smallest amount of money invested in past bonuses? And the teams at the bottom are those with the most "dead money" from old players and paid bonuses for current players?
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