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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
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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...

RobInVaBeach: Alex couldn't have said it any better. Wise spending, not just spending, is what it takes to win. You have to have talent to win, but you ...

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alex35332 Author Profile Page :

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 three have had little post-season success but it's also true that the teams that spend the least are also failures. The fact is, just like in real-estate stock and any other investment. Its not how much you invest in so much as where you invest, its about accurately assessing a players worth vs the risks/rewards. Is a unproven kid worth a 10 million signing bonus? Is a 7th round draft choice who lit things up in college but needs work on his mechanics or lacks a little size worth a pick and some cash? Is a 34 year vet ever worth 10 million a season at a spot of need?

RobInVaBeach Author Profile Page :

Alex couldn't have said it any better. Wise spending, not just spending, is what it takes to win. You have to have talent to win, but you have to spend to have talent. The Steelers are a perfect example. They spend money on guys that fit into their system and do a tremendous job in the draft. Same goes with the Patriots.

Teams like the Skins and the Cowboys(and I'm a Skins fan) just throw money on the biggest names available which doesn't leave much money to get solid depth guys. A couple of injuries and these teams are finished.

 
 
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