The Eagles get some credit for trying to succeed the way the Patriots have. They draft well, they don’t overpay for players especially injured, older ones. They get good value from guys like Trotter.
The Redskins, Cowboys, and Gaints obviously haven’t done as well:
The Giants, for example, went to the Super Bowl in 2000, then gave big money to defensive back Jason Sehorn, who declined markedly because of injury. That and some questionable drafts put the team in cap trouble and the Giants were 4-12 in 2003 and 6-10 in 2004.
They neglect to mention overpaying for guys like Shaun Williams.