Originally Posted by steelbtexan
Schaub' contract will be the cap killer if he continues to regress like a certain Doc has predicted.
I dont know how the Texans do business, but other teams like the Pats/Eagles etc... seem to be able to keep their core players and add atleast 1 high profile FA every yr.
Rick/Olsen seem to be in over their heads when it comes to cap management.
The Pats are usually very quiet on the high profile FA front. The only real big one they signed in the past years was Adalius Thomas and that didn't work out for them.
The Eagles are also normally very reserved but jumped in with both feet 2 years ago with Nnamdi, Jenkins, and Babin. Babin had one good year with them before imploding.
The teams that are continually successful don't pick up the high paid FAs. The Patriots always find guys that are perfect fits for their system that nobody else seems to want, get them on the cheap, and turn them into superstars. Think Welker.
The Cowboys have won less playoff games in the last 10 years than the Texans. I don't think following their model is going to be an avenue to success. The Redskins are the team that are usually associated with trying to buy a ring and they're consistently one of the worst teams year in and year out. They might have a little resurgence with RGIII, but I'm not convinced it will continue as long as Snyder is there.
Draft well to make sure you have guys that can take over for your overpriced players, and find some cheap vets to fill in depth and maybe a starter here and there and you can continue to be one of the better teams. Well, provided you have a very good QB.