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If you were GM

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dupree89, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    If you were the GM of an NFL team in this salary cap era...What positions would you not invest heavily in? By invest, I mean either financially or high draft picks. Because of how the salary cap is, teams always have a few positions that they need to sacrifice- and just get by the cheapest way they can.

    Lets say your team runs a 4-3 defense and on offense the goal is to try to be very balanced with run/pass.

    So tell us what (3) positions you would try to just get by without investing too much in.

    DL
    LB
    SAFETY
    CB
    OL
    QB
    RB
    TE
    WR

    We will leave out kicker and punter.

    Mine would be: TE, LB, RB
  2. ehcrossing

    ehcrossing Waiting for 6

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    All positions are important. You can't undervalue any of them. With that being said football teams are built in the trenches.The only position I would try and get over on is rb.
  3. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    totally agree on RB
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  4. DallasCowboysRule!

    DallasCowboysRule! Well-Known Member

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    WR, RB, TE

    I like our WRs and RBs just fine for the moment. I think Witten can hold ground for one more year. I considered swapping out TE for LB though.
  5. cowboys1981

    cowboys1981 Well-Known Member

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    I'd start on the lines on both sides and work my way out. QB would be next.
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Easy answer for me. Cornerback.

    I would never invest top resources in obtaining or retaining one.
  7. GoCowboysGo

    GoCowboysGo Well-Known Member

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    1. QB...very difficult to win w/o one

    2. Offensive line...gives a QB more time to throw, more time for rout tree to develop, opens running lanes

    3. Defensive line...gives opposing QB less time to throw, improving the effectiveness of DBs and LBs

    Everyone else...draft best available

    More $$$ in linemen = less $$$ in high profile, expensive spots like WR, CB, LB (except QB) creating more cap space
  8. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    it's a passing league and good CB's are necessary for my football team
  9. Frozen700

    Frozen700 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah agreed...

    Pass defense means nothing.
  10. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    You defend the pass with a dominating front seven and a ballhawking FS.

    The reason why Carr and Claiborne haven't impacted anything is because they don't matter.
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  11. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    I'd probably go light at TE, RB, and one of the corner positions. I believe a top front seven is essential on defense, along with a ball hawking FS. I'd want to have one really good man corner, thinking that I could help the other with one of the safeties.

    RB is important, but it's been diminished, and you can usually find them late in the draft. Same for TE. I know that NE has made everyone go gaga for TE's, but I think they're the anomaly, and Hernandez was usedore as a WR. Same with NO Graham.
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  12. JerryJonesMustGo

    JerryJonesMustGo Well-Known Member

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    The trenches. QB being an absolute must
  13. CopenhagenCowboy

    CopenhagenCowboy Active Member

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    I dont care much about RBs

    Also, give me a dominant safety instead of 5 top ranked CBs.
  14. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    QB, FB, RB, RG.
  15. Fritsch_the_cat

    Fritsch_the_cat Well-Known Member

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    The entire secondary really. Seems the Cowboys, during the Landry era, got by just fine with most DB's being drafted late or undrafted free agents. It also seems that across the league high draft pick CB's are almost always a bust.
  16. TrailBlazer

    TrailBlazer Well-Known Member

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    Corners don't matter? Tell that to revis or Peterson from the cardinals.

    Depending on the defense, a cornerback could be responsible for covering as much as half the field or a deep third of the field. Slot corners are very important as well.

    Are you really Terrance Newman?
  17. CaptainCreed

    CaptainCreed Active Member

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    Yeah man the Jets/Bucs and Cards have won a lot...

    Build from the inside out to the sidelines.
  18. Derinyar

    Derinyar Well-Known Member

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    The most likely position to work around is RB, you can usually make committee out of weaker choices. At least one DT position you can probably get by with less talent for someone who takes space and doesn't get moved much.

    The places where I'd say its frequently hard to get around talent are QB, 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB, and offensive tackles. You can usually scheme around the other positions to make things work, but its hard to have an offense work without an above average QB and tackles to keep the top pass rushers off of him. There's a lot of defensive schemes that can work, but none of them do consistently without getting pressure.
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  19. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    If I were GM of this team I would call the suicide hotline.:cool:
  20. dupree89

    dupree89 Well-Known Member

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    GREAT answer and explanation. Thank you!

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