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March 2015

Roster Management in the NFL

A GM’s first priority is to put players on the field that will win football games. Regardless of all the other duties of a GM, at the end of the day a GM must be able to recognize talent. To that end, GMs generally delegate and supervise many important Club functions so that they can focus on player personnel decisions...
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February 2015

Waivers and Trades

GMs are not done manipulating the roster once the Draft is complete and undrafted free agents are signed. GMs are always evaluating the roster and trying to bring in the best player to generate competition at every level. In his first year as GM of the Seattle Seahawks, John Schneider, along with new head coach Pete Carroll made 283 roster moves. The shuffling was largely to create competition for playing time. Carroll used the strategy to build teams that won two national titles in his nin...
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September 2014

Overseeing a Scouting Department

Successful management of the Draft is undoubtedly the most critical component of a GM’s personnel decisions. Nevertheless, as discussed above, there are a variety of ways in which a GM can build a roster. Falcons GM Thomas Dimitoff explained that “[t]here are some very, very talented players coming into this league through the draft, through free agency, and the easy thing to do is to bring in the most talented players whether they fit or don't fit. You can win that way, no question about ...
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