See below... interesting read. I think the Giants operate by a similar model. We must because our strong front office leads to an influx of great players. In the case of (middle 70) guys like Manningham/Boss/Jacobs, we know we can't sign them all. So my question is... who is your "Top 20" of the Giants... the irreplaceable ones It should be about 11 on a 53-man roster.
In no particular order for me:
Weatherford (if you disagree just look at how they treated him this off season
Terrell Thomas OR Prince (TBD this year)
Naturally it's impossible to keep all top 20 always, but the philosophy does help put things into perspective when it comes to prioritizing.
Here is the excerpt:
Smith said he's studied NFL history at length, and he's studied business models of different business leaders. One that he's adopted is former GE boss Jack Welch's 20-70-10 philosophy: the top 20 percent of your employees are standouts and must be nurtured. The majority, the 70 percent, are the working class -- needed but still able to move if the right situation arises. The lowest 10 percent have to be churned and replaced, because a company always is looking for ways to get better by importing new blood. "If you have a 53-man roster, maybe you've got 10 or 11 core players,'' Smith said, "and then 25 to 30 roles players, and then you're always looking to churn the bottom of the roster.''