NFL Free Agency: Big Money Doesn’t Always Equal Wins


Published: March 30, 2009


... by signing big-time free agents, regardless of what the team actually needs. The fans want their teams to win fast and now, which will lead to over-paying players and spending money on a position that was fine to begin with.

Teams who go out and spend like crazy in the off-season do not always see results from the players they pick up. Players need to bond and learn to work together.  Sometimes, the players who are brought in will not fit into a team's system and  don't work well with others, which usually ends up hurting a team rather than helping it.

Look at the Washington Redskins. Owner Dan Snyder spends like crazy in the off-season, picking up aging players who do little to help the team. The Redskins, since 1998, have gone 82-94, finishing above .500 only three times and have gone just 1-3 in the playoffs during that time. They have gone through three coaches, including hall-of-famer Joe Gibbs.

The players that Synder brings...

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