What would be your general philosophy regarding team building? What are your thoughts on the below? Rule 1: It's about the QB. Implementation: Draft a QB between 1st and 3rd rounds every second to third year unless you are convinced you have a Superbowl Caliber QB. ALWAYS (almost) draft a QB between the 4th-7th rounds. Montana and Brady were late round selections so always roll the dice if available. Worst case if you end up with 2 elite QBs is one walks but if you manage it right then trade potential. Rule 2: The game is won in the trenches. Implementation: ALWAYS draft a D-lineman in the first 3 rounds. Almost always draft O-lineman in the first 4 rounds. Rule 3: Draft players FOR LIFE Implementation: When appropriate, keep the good drafted players over the good free agents. For example, if there was a 4 year drafted DE vs. a 4 year DE (that was on the team for 2, acquired via free agency) and the FA slightly (only slightly) outperformed the drafted guy... re-sign the drafted guy anyway. Why? Build a culture and identity for the team. Titans for life. Rule 4: Get the weapons (after you have the QB) Implementation: Once you are convinced in your QB (and maintain your commitment to drafting linemen early) then target WR/LB/CB/S playmaker. (The opposite of the Lions WR-WR-WR 1st round draft strategy) Rule 5: RBBC (Running Back By Committee) Implementation: Run a 60/40 split on carries and try to minimize this positions expense as much as possible. Rule 6: Prioritize spending Implementation: QB > DL > OL > WR > CB,S > LB > TE > RB > K > P Rule 7: Use free agency Implementation: Free agency is a great revolving door for cheap depth. But don't be afraid to occasionally target a high dollar playmaker.