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Mogulseeker
02-11-2012, 12:41 PM
This would be Bowlen's dream team:

Position - Name - Team - 2011 Salary

Offense:

QB - Aaron Rodgers - Packers - 7.2 mill
RB1 - Arian Foster - Texans - 525k
RB2 - LeSean McCoy - Eagles - 480k

WR1 - Victor Cruz - Giants - 405k
WR2 - Mike Wallace - Steelers - 525k
TE - Rob Gronkowski - Patriots - 405k

LT - Jared Veldheer - Raiders - 405k
LG - Evan Mathis - Eagles - 685k
C - Brian de la Puente - Saints - 575k
RG - Chad Reinhardt - Bills - 600k
RT - Andre Smith - Bengals - 490k

Defense:
RE - Calais Campbell - Cardinals - 555k
DT -Ahtyba Rubin - Browns - 600k
DT - Geno Adkins - Bengals - 405k
LE - JJ Watt - Texans - 375k

LOLB - Rob Ninkovich - Patriots - 650k
MLB - Navaro Bowman - 49ers - 480k
ROLB - Cameron Wake - Dolphins - 480k

CB1 - Brandon Flowers - Chiefs - 555k
CB2 - Ladarius Webb - Ravens - 480k
FS - Earl Thomas - Seahawks - 625k
SS - Jarius Bird - Bills - 480k

Special Teams:
P - Zoltan Mesko - Patriots - 405k
K - Alex Henrey - Eagles - 375k
KR - Antonio Brown - Steelers - 405k

http://www.nfl.com/features/freakonomics/episode-16

orinjkrush
02-11-2012, 01:42 PM
just goes to show that salary doesn't always equate to performance, in the NFL or other places. e.g.

Stephen J Hemsley, United Health Group CEO 2011 salary $102M. (wonder how much of that was made off of sick and dying people?)

Powderaddict
02-11-2012, 01:51 PM
just goes to show that salary doesn't always equate to performance, in the NFL or other places. e.g.

Stephen J Hemsley, United Health Group CEO 2011 salary $102M. (wonder how much of that was made off of sick and dying people?)

Probably not much. In fact, he probably lost money off the sick and dying, those kind of people cost health insurance companies money. Most was probably made off the the premiums of people who didn't use their insurance, or used it very little.

eddie mac
02-11-2012, 03:29 PM
It's a stupid piece considering only one or two of the players on NFL.com's list is not still on their rookie contract. It's like the best 1st NFL contract team.

lonestar
02-11-2012, 03:33 PM
Probably not much. In fact, he probably lost money off the sick and dying, those kind of people cost health insurance companies money. Most was probably made off the the premiums of people who didn't use their insurance, or used it very little.

Well actually maybe not..

Most insurance comapnies cap what they pay on most procedures or visits..

SO lots of that was indeed on the sick and dying..

Mogulseeker
02-11-2012, 03:42 PM
Thread jacked in one post. That has to be some kind of a record.

lonestar
02-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Thread jacked in one post. That has to be some kind of a record.

Actually it took 3.

:focus:

Anyone add up the total dollar value. On that team?

But as someone commented. Lots of rookie contracts there, which is the way to build the foundations of your team.

Something that was lost on mikey, but thankfully John E has seen the light.

Consistent Drafting getting quality on day one while finding "finds" like our all rookie team cb that was un-drafted. If we can find 3-4 starter quality guys every year for the next couple of drafts and then resign the keepers. By that I mean the ones with leadership, are team players, and guys that are not money grubbing morons.

If you are getting 2-3 starting guys each draft that means they push the existing guys into being better players and IF the vets get wandering eyes and want money we can no longer afford they are expendable. As we already have someone on the shelve to replace them.
Those draftees can keep us in the playoffs and consistent winners for a long time.
While they may not start day one they should be able to do so by year three (DL, CB, WR) seem to take time to be ready more so than others. That is unless you are getting top ten picks year after year. Then IMO it is more a coaching issue than talent. Or if the coach is not the problem it is the GM.

But more often it is failure of the HC.. In mikeys case late in his career here the coaching was stale and his entire stay the player aquistions were at best questionable.

Of his day one picks (1-3) only FIVE of the 45+ picks only resigned after their rookie contracts expired and a couple of those five resigned early Pryce,greise and Wilson.

IMO only Wilson was worth the money he got. With the other two being vastly over paid for being a consistent player. Even in his last few years Wilson was not great tackler. Mostly because of all the broken bones in his hands.

Let's get back to great drafts. Like the last few.

orinjkrush
02-12-2012, 07:47 AM
Thread jacked in one post. That has to be some kind of a record.

oops, you're right. sorry bout that.

fact is, building a great team is not about the money, its about finding the talent. something the Broncos have been spotty at.

Smilin Assassin
02-12-2012, 08:06 AM
Thread jacked in one post. That has to be some kind of a record.


Hi.

You must be new here.

Mogulseeker
02-12-2012, 12:20 PM
It's a stupid piece considering only one or two of the players on NFL.com's list is not still on their rookie contract. It's like the best 1st NFL contract team.

The article itself said that most of those players will be making significantly more in 2012.

Beantown Bronco
02-13-2012, 07:59 AM
The article itself said that most of those players will be making significantly more in 2012.

Yup, most are in contract years. It's hardly a shocker that so many guys all of a sudden "turn it on" out of the blue in those instances.