Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I hear ya, Soul, and its always tough to walk that fine line in knowing when to walk away economically and when to go "all in". Realistically, it would have taken some serious cap-gymnastics to keep Pep now that we have seen what other teams were willing to pay him and Ware (Allen too probably coming up). It's pretty clear to me that Emery is choosing to "take your medicine" cap-wise upfront in 2014. He cut Podlesh, Bush, and Peppers and chose to eat all the dead cap this year rather than spreading it over two. Cutler's contract is front-loaded with the biggest hit by far coming this year. He's resisted the temptation to use the signing bonus conversion option in the Slauson, Jennings, or Cut contracts. Even Tillman he got back on a one-year deal. It seems he's getting the cap-ducks in a row knowing he's gonna be paying big bucks to Marshall and Jeffery coming up. Even though I hate the idea of seeing JP in a cheesehead uniform, we couldn't really prevent it and I see letting him go as a short-term pain/long-term gain type of thing. I agree unquestionably with you that Emery has to score some hits defensively in this draft. We can't have any more Shea/Hardin type misses or the D will be behind the 8-ball for years to come. Gotta make some Long/Jeffery type successful picks on D this year.