Kind of wordy, but a good read.
Some decent points, but I don't agree with most of it. He talks to how teams like the Steelers and Cowboys are perennial contenders, and makes the assumption that they go out and sign huge free agents. What big names have those teams signed this year again? The fact of the matter is that there are only so many good players to go around in free agency. Look at who the most prized FA was last year--Albert Haynesworth. The Redskins go out and give him a $100 million dollar contract, and look at them! We beat them last year and they are picking before us in the draft.
The fact of the matter is that the Steelers and Cowboys HAVE built their teams through the draft. Look at their teams right now! What about how bad the Cowboys got burned when they traded for Roy Williams? A 1st, 3rd, and 6th for a guy that has 1026 receiving yards.......in 30 GAMES! This isn't Major League Baseball where one pitcher or batter can turn your team from pretender to contender.
i dont think he was making the point that the cowboys and steelers go out and get all the free agent signings they can...i think he was trying to say that they have found what works for them and makes them consistently winning teams...and since what we have been doing isnt working, maybe its time to try something different
The Chiefs have cleaned house, from players, to coaches, to the front office management. They've brought in proven winners to the front office and coaching staff, and now they are trying to build this team piece by piece until it is perfected. I have to admit, I love the approach that they are taking. I truly believe that it takes a while to build a dynasty, but once it's there, it's hard to take down.
I don't really like making this comparison, because people now like to call us the Kansas City Patriots, but look at that team in the mid 2000's. That team was built by having solid draft after solid draft, with some key, yet cheap FA acquisitions/trades (Randy Moss for a 4th rounder). Mr. Pioli is doing the same thing here, and I can't wait to see what's in store for the Chiefs in this new decade.
This guy's article is really just a longwinded rant that offers his extremely biased opinions and provides no factual evidence supporting anything he says.