I figured I'd start a bit of a different discussion than the usual Miami focused ones. As we all know, Miami is attempting to switch from the old ground and pound philosophy to a more modern air it out attack. We all have shared our thoughts on every single move the team has made or hasn't made. This isn't about Miami's situation though. This is about the philosophy we would have if we were to take over as head coach of a team. How would you attempt to build a team? And be realistic please. We all know everything is never going to work out perfectly. We all know you couldn't afford all stars at every position with the salary cap in place.
Would you follow the Parcell's model for building your team? Build a dominant offensive and defensive line, then move on to the skill positions. Would you build around a star quarterback and receivers while going with cheaper options at linemen? Would you go all offense in hopes of out scoring every opponent, or maybe all defense in hopes of shutting every one down? Would you aim for a pass happy offense, or maybe a dominant ground game, or try an even mix? What about on defense? Do you go 4-3, maybe 3-4, or a hybrid? Do you accept people who may have character concerns because they're an incredible talent or do you only go for the team first guys even if it means less talent? What positions do you value over others? Do you stock up on WRs, or maybe CBs, or go the NE route and sign every TE on earth? Then what kind of players for each? Do you prefer a pocket passer or a mobile QB? A bulldozing back or a scat back? An excellent man to man corner or a top notch zone corner?
You don't have to answer everything, just answer how best works for you to describe your view. I just thought it'd be interesting to see everyone's own beliefs when it comes to building a team and how they differ, rather than how they feel they'd fix all of Miami's problems.