Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I think the NFL needs to rethink this strategy

Each year, the NFL evaluates what players were gained and lost in free agency.  When a team had a net-negative gain, the NFL will award them compensatory draft picks.  If you had a net-positive gain, you get the results in wins and losses.

Based on last year's offseason, Miami received NO compensatory picks, in spite of the roster churn (now I'll grant you, its hard to measure a 1-15 team as being any good).  The Jets and Bills similarly got no draft picks.  But the Patriots got 3 - a 3rd, a 5th, and a 6th.
That seems a little biased to me.  I guess this is Goodell's way of saying "I'm still really sorry, Billy, about ever questioning you.  Here - have some more draft picks."
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Nick Saban DeleteReply

The league gives the Pats an extra half of a draft every year, thats what an extra 3-4 draft picks amount too. ( I think 3 compensatory picks are the Max). If you look back through the past 10 years you'll find that the Pats have gotten the max every year, and ALWAYS have gotten a 3rd rounder. If the Colts traded Manning I don't think they could get a 3rd rounder for him, but the pats get a FREE 3rd from the NFL EVERY YEAR, and then people wonder how Belicheater does it....Simply Amazing