Comments Off on The N + 1 Theory Of Player Personnel and How The Redskins Have Failed
Much has been said on this board about the problems with the Washington Redskins this season. Some blame the teamÆs struggles on the teamÆs head coach, Jim Zorn. Others want to blame starting quarterback Jason Campbell. Still others discuss owner Daniel Snyder, former head coach Joe Gibbs, defensive coordinator Greg Blache, and Mother Nature. The fact of the matter is that all of you are right. And all of you are wrong. Football is the ultimate team sport; meaning it takes a team to make things work and a team to stop things from working. Though NFL personnel may not discuss it like this, one of the fundamental tenants of player personnel in professional sports is the "N + 1 theory." The idea here is you figure the number of players on the field at any one position at a ...

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