Sunday, October 14, 2007

Redskins Big Spending

If you do nothing else today, spend the time to read Redskins' big-spending philosophy contrasts with Packers posted at It's lengthy, but a good summation of the pros and cons of free agency for building a pro football roster.

The Washington Redskins franchise is the poster child for free agency in contrast to the frugal Packers.

After last season's free agency orgy, the Redskins went all republican this year. Limited draft choices and salary cap does that to you. But, the story hints that maybe, just maybe, the Skins are altering their approach to roster building. The future of the team rests with its draft choices: Sean Taylor, Jason Campbell, LaRon Landry, Fred Smoot, Chris Cooley, Chris Samuels, Rocky McIntosh.

We may look back and see that 2007 was the year the Redskins recognized that. A good GM would have helped them see it sooner.

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