They matter and are essential in evaluating the guys in competitive positions. It also shakes the cobwebs loose and prepares a team for the regular season. Does the W-L matter? Absolutely not! Only the regular season counts on the road to the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
CHANGED MY SIG 4/24/13: Time to stick my neck out. I am going to be consistent as stated in posts the past couple months. Manuel is the best QB in this draft and I hope so badly that Nix doesn't screw it up and not take him in the 1st. I was pissed in the 3rd when Wilson was not taken and made it clear on this board last year immediately after the draft and I don't want to do it with Manuel this year.