I really hope that kind of politics is rare but sadly I think it might be fairly common with the boys. Over the years there has been a distinct pattern of playing vets who are marginal at best rather then give the young guys a shot. Only the top draft choices seem to be immune to this. Possibly the most stupid thing any so called GM could do was demand the highly paid player start over someone who just might do a better job. I wonder what Romo thinks of this; considering how many times he has been hit because of Free.