1) Open competition for every starting position. Granted, some of these competitions will be pretty short, such as those for #1 receiver or for the first starting cornerback. However, they need to be the honest competitions regardless of extraneous consideration. For example, salary shouldn’t be a concern. If a lower paid player is better, play him. 2) Put the players in a position to succeed. The players should be played where they can make maximum use of their talents within the team structure. In other words, play the player at his strongest position, but there are some exceptions to this. For example we may have a player who is a better right guard then left guard, but we’d have to play him on the left because that gives us the stronger overall line. 3) Put in offensive and defensive schemes that take advantage of our strengths and cover our weaknesses. In a related area, game plan to exploit the opponent’s weaknesses and neutralize their strengths. 4) Hold the players and staff accountable for the on field performance of the team. Others?