The League

THE QUESTION

Wasted Money?

Since the top three spending teams -- Dallas, Seattle and Washington -- have only won five playoff games in the past five years, does money really matter in the NFL?

Posted by Emil Steiner on July 3, 2009 7:30 AM
FROM THE PANEL

Wasted Money Is Funny, But Not When It's Ours

Will the rich get better? It doesn't seem to be the case.

Posted by Dan Levy, on July 3, 2009 4:21 PM

Nelly Knows Best

When I am faced with life's most difficult questions I turn to respected thought leaders who really put things in perspective.

Posted by Jason Maloni, on July 3, 2009 11:29 AM

Win, Earn or Both?

It's important to appreciate that not all owners are obsessed with winning; some are more concerned with making money year over year.

Posted by David Carter, on July 3, 2009 11:13 AM

Winning Starts at Home

Team cohesiveness, solid quarterback play and a stingy defense in December and January aren't based on who owners sign in March.

Posted by Roman Oben, on July 3, 2009 10:52 AM

Gotta Spend (Smart) to Win

Teams that don't spend money on talent invariably will not win in the NFL, but it's up to fans to complain.

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on July 3, 2009 10:15 AM

Can't Buy a Championship

In the NFL, it's not the payroll size, but how you use it.

Posted by Dave Halprin, on July 3, 2009 8:26 AM

It's Always Brains Over Bucks

Big money means nothing when it comes to team success.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on July 3, 2009 8:13 AM

More Money Wins

Money can be spent well and spent poorly, but ultimately more money is always better.

Posted by John Morgan, on July 3, 2009 8:12 AM

Offseason Champions

Free spending can't be considered a strategy for winning; instead it must be looked at as a supplement in a larger plan.

Posted by Paul Tenorio, on July 3, 2009 7:57 AM

A Losing Formula

Years of capricious and irresponsible spending are taking their toll, and based on last season's debacle, it doesn't look as if Dallas will extricate itself anytime soon.

Posted by Gene Wang, on July 3, 2009 7:52 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

alex35332: Money is not the issue. I looked at the numbers Jason LaCanfora posted on NFL.com about team spending. And yes it is true that the top thr...

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