Found February 11, 2013 on
San Francisco 49ers
I thought today I'd take a brief break from our series of positional analyses to look at a broader issue of how teams build a roster.
I wrote about this at Football Outsiders, but in the NFL, there are, more or less, five ways you can acquire a player:
a. Draft them. Drafted players are subject to team control at a relatively modest price for four years (five for first-round picks);
b. Retain your own drafted players. Drafted players will eventually age out of the draft control period, and you either have to retain them by paying them market value or let them go;
c. Sign veteran free agents. Drafted players (mostly) that are, for one reason or another, not retained by the team that initially controlled their rights;
d. Sign them as young free agents (including waivers). Not every player is drafted, or makes it through the end of their initial control period with their first time. These players are subject to team control at a relatively modest price for their first...
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Randy Moss told The Tennessean that he believes Titans’ wide receiver Kenny Britt can be one of the top receivers in the league if he works hard and focuses. “I can’t really speak about it because I have been into trouble off the field myself,” Moss said. “But from what I have seen Kenny Britt do, man, if he gets his mind right, Kenny Britt can get up in elite class very...
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Looking back through the history of the NFL you can find teams that went from last place to the playoffs. Several teams have made moves through free agency and the draft that turned their team into a contender. Maybe the Titans can become part of that history or maybe they creep back up to mediocrity? One way or the other this team will be better.
Solid drafting for the past two...
Next up on our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position by position as we head into the 2013 offseason is a look at the running back position.
I admit it. Normally, I follow a very standard schedule when I do these positional analyses. Quarterback comes first, then running back, and so on. I started with quarterbacks this offseason, though, then didn't follow...
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is a freak of nature, and has been compared to Randy Moss in terms of his athletic ability.
Moss spent a half season as a teammate with Britt and says he’s impressed by what he saw. Moss was asked about Britt’s potential, and how it coincides with his off the field trouble.
Moss refused to comment on his off-field troubles, but per Pro...
Kenny Britt hasn’t played up to his full potential and continues to struggle off the field, but an “elite” former teammate still believes he can recover.
Although Randy Moss only spent six months in Tennessee with Britt, Moss was very impressed by what he saw.
“I can’t really speak about it because I have been into trouble off the field myself,” Moss said, via Jim...
We told you earlier in the week how Gregg Williams was simultaneously reinstated by the national football league and hired by the Tennessee Titans. But that's not entirely true, is it? It seems quite clear that the real Gregg Williams never did make it back from his backpacking expedition through the "remote villages of rural Northern Thailand." More »