Originally Posted by steelbtexan
The Cowgirls are a bad example,
The Pats, Broncos, Saints, 49ers, Falcons etc... are examples of teams that manage their caps properly and are able to add in FA/Draft.
BoB adds top tier FA's 1 yr and all of the sudden the Texans are in the playoffs and supposedly SB contenders. Coincedence? The teams mentioned above do this every yr.
Hmmmm... since Kubiak left the Broncos, they have made the playoffs only twice; once with an 8-8 record (riding Tebowmania) and last year with Peyton at the helm. ...where they were one and done, at home.
The NIners have only made the playoffs twice since 2006. It won't be long before they start losing key pieces they can't afford to hold onto.
Neither the Pats nor the Saints make huge, splashy free agency moves but rather chose to fill the holes left by the veterans they can no longer afford to hold onto.
It is the way of the modern day NFL. The salary cap is restrictive and keeps teams from stockpiling vets. ...well, expensive vets anyway.