In addition, the NFL has a salary cap, so even if your team sells out every game, has massive endorsement deals, and humongous TV deals as a result of winning all those Super Bowls, there is a cap on spending that puts you at the same level as every other team. After losing a particularly important playoff game to an injury-ridden Patriots team, Peyton Manning commented that it doesn’t seem to matter who they trot out there, it’s their system that wins them games. Belichick is all about the team first and individual second.
- Skills and performance matter more than tenure.
- Focus on being better organized than the competition.
- Effective team management matters. Invest in it.
“Belichick does not believe in “tenured” jobs for his players.”