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Old 12-25-2011   #48
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Default Re: Wade IS More Valuable Than Kubiak

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Originally Posted by TexansFanatic View Post
But, again, he didn't have the advantage of free agency.
that no free agency "point" is a red herring.

Back when Landry started out, as you and Steel correctly stated, there was no free agency.


But think about it; you could see no FA as a plus. Without the threat of free agency you could collect a group of solid players through the draft and not worry about them bouncing to another team in the FA mkt. And back then (1960-1967) the draft had 20 rounds.

Like both Landry and Knoll did, if you had decent scouts, you could collect a solid talent base for your team and depend on keeping it for the long haul. ...unless THEY (the HC and/or GM) decided to trade it away.

So that "no free agency" thing can be a help or a hinderance.... depends on how savvy your organization is.
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