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A theory (okay, hypothosis) on how to play the cap

Thinking about the really good teams in football, I started podering how does a really good team juggle all of the players to come out with a winning team and still stay under the cap. Love to know what y'all think. The theory goes that there are one unit and one other position that the players don't break down too much over time. The offensive line and the quarterback. This is relatively speaking, of course. The all get banged up to some extent. Of course, there are people, like Marques Colston, that are just incredibly durable but, otherwise, the other positions get banged around quite a bit. Also, at just about every other position, there is a real need for speed that outweighs skill at the position. All of the defense and all of the people who catch or run the ball ought to be lightninig quick. And, that tails off pretty quickly with football players. Yes, there are exceptions to the case. The player that has moves (Lance Moore, Cameron Jordan and Darren Sproles come to mind) that make up for some loss of speed. So, maybe, there are a few players, here and there, outside of the O-line and the QB that one would want to deal with as long as the don't cost too much. But, the O-line and the QB don't tend to get banged up and they do tend to gain skill as the seasons pass. You keep the other players as long as they are performing and not costing too much. If you look around the league, it is, at least, what I see as a winning formula. It seems to me that the teams that hold up, year after year and keep on winning, have a stellar O-line and QB and will trade away just about anybody else, no matter how good they are, at the right time and in the right situation. Anyways, just a thought...



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