Originally posted on Total Titans  |  Last updated 5/29/12
Building an NFL team could be easy, or at least a lot more straightforward. Unfortunately, there's this pesky thing called a salary cap that keeps getting in your way. You can only spend so much money (a base amount of $120.735 million in 2011, and note for purposes of this post I'll be using only a player's cap number). Sure, you can get potentially get bargains on some players, but only for a couple years, while they're on their rookie deals.With that limited amount, NFL teams have to make choices. They can spend a lot of money at one position, but not at every position. If you're the Eagles, you splurge on defensive linemen and cornerbacks and go cheap on linebackers and safeties (and defensive coordinators, but that's a whole separate issue). Floyd Reese placed a lot of value on defensive ends and tried to go cheap on defensive tackles. Theoretically, you could even opt for a perfectly balanced team, with average spending at every position.To try to figure out where the Titans stand,
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