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Who's really in charge? Power structures for all 32 NFL teams

When it comes to building an NFL roster, hierarchies vary from team to team. Some organizations are driven by general managers, others by owners, a few by head coaches -- and of course, many franchises divvy up checks and balances. Albert Breer takes an in-depth look at all 32 power structures in this eight-part, division-by-division series, which aims to answer one simple question for each NFL team: Who's *really in charge?*


» Dallas Cowboys:*Jerry Jones* is obviously the man in charge.

» New York Giants: Model unchanged since days of George Young.

» Philadelphia Eagles: Transitional period shrouded in secrecy.

» Washington Redskins: Mike Shanahan is a rare breed in 2013.


» Chicago Bears:*Marc Trestman, *Phil Emery effecting change.

» Detroit Lions: Franchise looking to mirror Ravens' approach.

» Green Bay Packers: Many teams envy this smooth operation.

» Minnesota Vikings: Grand overhaul has program on the rise.


» Atlanta Falcons: Driven by a powerful partnership.

» Carolina Panthers: Dave Gettleman still working things out.

» New Orleans Saints: No doubt about it, it's Sean Payton's show.

» Tampa Bay Buccaneers:*Mark Dominik, *Greg Schiano in sync.


» Arizona Cardinals: New approach defined by past failings.

» San Francisco 49ers: Return to glory behind savvy regime.

» Seattle Seahawks:*Pete Carroll, *John Schneider really gel.

» St. Louis Rams: Power structure modeled after NBA franchise.


» Buffalo Bills: Franchise receives fresh 'injection of creativity.'

» Miami Dolphins: Jeff Ireland among NFL's most hands-on GMs.

» New England Patriots:*Bill Belichick* is truly omnipotent.

» New York Jets: New GM brings new culture to Florham Park.


» Baltimore Ravens: The key to Ozzie Newsome's stellar system.

» Cincinnati Bengals: No more ridiculing of this family business.

» Cleveland Browns: Joe Banner forming familiar power structure.

» Pittsburgh Steelers: The Rooney family still runs this show.


» Houston Texans: Bob McNair quickly earned respect of league.

» Indianapolis Colts:*Ryan Grigson* carries on strong Indy tradition.

» Jacksonville Jaguars: David Caldwell following Falcons' model.

» Tennessee Titans: Owner Bud Adams' presence looms.


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