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Lurie's rank among NFL owners

Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports has put together rankings for all 32 NFL owners. So the obvious question among this readership would be: Where does Jeffrey Lurie rank? And the answer is 10th. Silver praises Lurie overall, but says some of the team's recent moves have been bizarre: Coach Andy Reid, who last offseason had to take a leave of absence to tend to two of his sons’s legal and substance-abuse problems, has had his power base expanded; a salary-cap specialist, Howie Roseman, was promoted to vice president of player personnel; and the franchise allowed the uncertain status of franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb to become a public relations problem. The team essentially bid against itself before signing former Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel to a six-year, $57-million contract in late February and blew any potential trade leverage by failing first to unload the player he’d be replacing, Lito Sheppard. What do you think -- agree or disagree with Silver? His No. 1 owner was New England's Robert Kraft, with Dallas' Jerry Jones and Washington's Daniel Snyder rounding out the top three. If you're wondering how Snyder can be ranked so high, Silver puts it quite simply, saying the Redskins owner makes a lot of money and spends a lot of money to try to win. As for the worst, Silver listed Jacksonville's Wayne Weaver 32nd, with Oakland's Al Davis and Cincinnati's Mike Brown ranked just ahead of him.

Lurie's rank among NFL owners


Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports has put together rankings for all 32 NFL owners.

So the obvious question among this readership would be: Where does Jeffrey Lurie rank?

And the answer is 10th. Silver praises Lurie overall, but says some of the team's recent moves have been bizarre:

Coach Andy Reid, who last offseason had to take a leave of absence to tend to two of his sons’s legal and substance-abuse problems, has had his power base expanded; a salary-cap specialist, Howie Roseman, was promoted to vice president of player personnel; and the franchise allowed the uncertain status of franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb to become a public relations problem. The team essentially bid against itself before signing former Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel to a six-year, $57-million contract in late February and blew any potential trade leverage by failing first to unload the player he’d be replacing, Lito Sheppard.

What do you think -- agree or disagree with Silver?

His No. 1 owner was New England's Robert Kraft, with Dallas' Jerry Jones and Washington's Daniel Snyder rounding out the top three. If you're wondering how Snyder can be ranked so high, Silver puts it quite simply, saying the Redskins owner makes a lot of money and spends a lot of money to try to win.

As for the worst, Silver listed Jacksonville's Wayne Weaver 32nd, with Oakland's Al Davis and Cincinnati's Mike Brown ranked just ahead of him.

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