either way is a gamble and would be reason for people starting threads complaining about what could go wrong.
if he were spending money like some of those other teams were doing...over paying for these FA players that have been signed this year then we would have a good bit of complaining as people looked at the long term and saw how much of the cap was burned on these players and that we would be missing out on some great possible FAs next year.
what if we gave someone like miles austin some ridiculous contract (like he got and didn't deserve, imo) only to find out that there wasn't any football next year so we gave ended up giving him $25.5 mil for just one year (unless you count the guaranteed $18mil with it in which case its over $40mil.)
people are going to complain and/or worry about either outcome. the grass is always greener on the other side of the argument.
we don't have huge holes like those other teams.. I feel pretty good about our team.. but a WR could have been addressed this year with 2 great options and we failed, as we have failed the last 6 or 7 years, to bring in a solid receiver..
to say we need to spend like those other teams isn't really what the issue is.. we could have brought in 1 great FA acquisition...