Was listening to this debate on Felger and Mazz ...
Basically... "loading up" in free agency (Elway approach) vs. patience in free agency, pick up some cheaper crumbs after the initial few days, develop players through the draft (Belichick approach.)
While they were debating this there was an image on the wall behind them of Belichick and Elway. And then it hit me:
ELWAY WAS A PLAYER. He knows the value of bringing in stud players into a locker room. Demarcus Ware, Talib, Ward....... These guys are studs in this league with a ton of Credibility among players. This translates into a major upgrade in the locker room as well as on the field. It is brilliant . ( On top of taking a player from your rival).
Belichick doesn't get this. He is all about the money and getting "VAlue", blah, blah. FAIL. since he never played the game and hasn't got that perspective that Elway is feasting on right now.