If we took this to extremes it would be easy to disprove, but I think to a large extent BB builds units so that the players are of approximately equal quality. Ideally, a rested reserve will play just as well as a tired starter too. That way, there's no obvious weakness to attack. I could defend this theory by looking at BB's very well documented focus on looking for other teams' weaknesses (of course, other coaches do that too), or by a game-theory argument (the min-max theorem). But stronger evidence is becoming apparent at this time of year, namely the budget. To wit: Everybody on the DL is expensive. The starters are all first-round studs. The whole interior OL get mentioned as borderline Pro Bowlers. Light was a Pro Bowl alternate. Hochstein plays just as well as the guys he replaces. Several RTs are almost interchangeable. BB collects expensive LBs. BB collects 2nd-round WR talents, and doesn't pay up for "#1" WRs. It would be tough to make this theory so precise as to have much predictive value. Still, I think there's some truth to it.