I think we're in good shape either way, it just adjusts our strategy with some extensions, and maybe we can't add another FA.
For a team like the Eagles, it completely changes their approach. If the cap is $175m, they can't keep Wentz without completely gutting the rest of their roster.
The trend is for the best offenses to be the teams contending for the Superbowl. Are you aware of the basic Defense wins championships mantra? You know Offense scores points? I assume you are
Interstingly, the last really good D to win Superbowl was PHI and they had to score 44 points to do it v. No. 1 yanked Offense NE. And the Foles led offense carried them through the playoffs. Before that it was Mannings Broncos.
Also intersesting is the 13-3 NE over LAR SB, featured the 25th and 27th ranked Ds in football.
The way to win in today's NFL is with high powered NFL passing offenses. The rules are and have been set up that way increasingly over the last 20 years.
It's a lot different than when we were kids.
So like I said, it's usually Offense wins championships, Defense tries to hold teams to FGs. There are occasionally anomalies but this is bascially accurate in todays' NFL.
There’s a good reason why defense everywhere suffered badly. I can explain it in one word. And you know the word.
Come on EVERYBODY say it with me!!!!
Defenses were poorer in the NFL and the college level as well. Much less practice. Much less contact. Much less close up coaching. Far more walk throughs.
When the world returns to normal, defenses will get better. So will football.