I recently took over Portland that...well...looked like it was sabotaged. My reasons for thinking this is that if you look at Portlands team transactions in Week 6, the owner was signing CRAZY contracts when there was no genuine need to.
This left the team with under 1 mil in the cap and at least 3 stud players that could not be re-signed if I had just carried on without batting an eyelid. The team was also horribly set up...LT returning KO's ? ZERO speed on D ? Some settings were well out of tune...to the point where it left me in no doubt that this was a deliberate act to sink a franchise.
I now have tons of speed on D, kicked the dead-wood to the curb and have over 3.7 Million under the cap. Granted, some of the new acquisitions might seem sub-par in initial rating...but those are the sacrifices that need to be made.
If anyone finds themselves in such a position again, I would not hesitate GrandadB's advice. He aided me immensely in turning a VERY
bleak situation into to one that is now much more manageable and will compete (hopefully)