I've sung the praises of Troy Chapman before, and his latest work demands I do so again. Below, Troy sets out how your Houston Texans have currently allocated their 2016 salary cap dollars among the different position groups on the 90-man roster. Click on either pie chart to see the data in both real dollar and salary cap percentage form.
Houston Texans positional cap spending for the 90 man roster. pic.twitter.com/pn5eWABx9q— TexansCap (@Chapman_Troy) May 18, 2016
Interesting, isn't it? The largest majority of cap space is devoted to the offensive line, while the smallest amount is given to tight ends. After reviewing the stats, Troy asked the following question in a subsequent tweet:
Is there any team in the league that is spending more on special teams as compared to tight ends...besides the Texans?— TexansCap (@Chapman_Troy) May 18, 2016
With the team's decision not to draft a tight end a few weeks ago, Houston's 90 man roster features a group consisting of Ryan Griffin, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Stephen Anderson, Anthony Denham, and Eric Tomlinson. As none of them has given any indication of being confused with Rob Gronkowski thus far in their respective careers, I suppose the scant resources directed at that group makes sense.
What else do you glean from the data?