Depth is often an afterthought in NFL conversations. The hype and attention falls mostly on the stars, as they are the ones making the biggest impact. When talking about the 2009 season for the Bengals, most of us will discuss Carson Palmer's health and Chad Johnson's (or Ochocinco's or Ocho Cinco's or Ocho y Cinco's or Ocho del Cinco's (just kidding, I know the right one)) contentedness with his situation, and it's easy to see why. These are the guys that get paid the most to produce the most, and are the so-called "leaders" of the team; they're treated as such by all of us.
But even though these stars are often vital to a team's success, there's much more to an NFL team than them.