Originally Posted by Insideop
That my friend, is an understatement! We don't have much depth at all right now, thanks to Casserly and all those injuries. It's probably going to be at least another year or two before we field a winning team that has quality depth. JMHO!
I perfectly understand. What people don't understand about losing teams is that they have to invest so much in top15 draft picks that it hurts a franchise's ability to build quality depth. There's less money for meaningful free agents and by the time your draft picks come into their own, it's time to resign them to even larger contracts.
Something the Bucs did that I liked was, they kept most of their late round draft picks and practice squad players over the past few years and got rid of huge contracts. They then invested in a few quality veterans at cheap prices. So they now have a nice young team that understands the offensive and defensive systems with a few veterans included. They are now built for success over the next 3-4 years.