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Money does not win championships


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Additional proof lies in the NFL Players Association's annual rankings of best-compensated players. The list ranks the 10 highest earners at each position, based on 2007 payouts. The numbers -- released to the media during Super Bowl week -- help determine how much teams must earmark for franchise and transition players, but they are instructive for another reason.

The three highest-paid players at each position played for teams that won 219 games and lost 309 last season. Exclude the quarterbacks, who are often worth top dollar, and that 219-309 (.415) mark becomes 189-291 (.393).

San Francisco's Nate Clements, Baltimore's Chris McAlister and Kansas City's Patrick Surtain were the highest-paid cornerbacks. Their teams were a combined 14-34 last season.

Archuleta, now with Chicago, Oakland's Michael Huff and San Francisco's Michael Lewis were the highest-paid safeties. Their teams were a combined 16-32 last season. Clements played well in his first season with the 49ers, but what were his contributions ultimately worth? His coach, Mike Nolan, lost authority over personnel, while the team's record tanked

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cshot4 (2/15/2008)
Additional proof lies in the NFL Players Association's annual rankings of best-compensated players. The list ranks the 10 highest earners at each position, based on 2007 payouts. The numbers -- released to the media during Super Bowl week -- help determine how much teams must earmark for franchise and transition players, but they are instructive for another reason.

The three highest-paid players at each position played for teams that won 219 games and lost 309 last season. Exclude the quarterbacks, who are often worth top dollar, and that 219-309 (.415) mark becomes 189-291 (.393).

San Francisco's Nate Clements, Baltimore's Chris McAlister and Kansas City's Patrick Surtain were the highest-paid cornerbacks. Their teams were a combined 14-34 last season.

Archuleta, now with Chicago, Oakland's Michael Huff and San Francisco's Michael Lewis were the highest-paid safeties. Their teams were a combined 16-32 last season. Clements played well in his first season with the 49ers, but what were his contributions ultimately worth? His coach, Mike Nolan, lost authority over personnel, while the team's record tanked

It does when it's invested properly. The Falcons have not done it, that's why they have sucked as long as they have.
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geminiBG (2/16/2008)
money def doesnt make a team...just look at the redskins the past coule of years
If the team manages the money correctly and brings in affordable talent, it can be done. See the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Falcons have either underpaid for exceptional talent, or overpaid for underwhelming talent. Hence no championships and no consecutive winning seasons.
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Money doesn't, but good planning does. If you really think about it it seems as though many miss the point. You don't need uber talent nor do you need super numbers in a game. You don't need flash or size, but if you have the right people in the right spots you can win any game that you're in.

I reposted because the sig convo has nothing to do with football.

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Legion (2/16/2008)
Money doesn't, but good planning does. If you really think about it it seems as though many miss the point. You don't need uber talent nor do you need super numbers in a game. You don't need flash or size, but if you have the right people in the right spots you can win any game that you're in.

I reposted because the sig convo has nothing to do with football.

Thank you. We are discussing the Falcons and not the size of my sig.
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