This I can respect. However you do seem to try to back up Hurney when we question his moves, and that confuses me as you do seem to understand football.
We just need so much help at positions and we continue to overlook them, while overpaying for others, is very concerning to posters like Kurb and myself.
Hurney does not make any moves independenly of his head coach.
From 02-08 it was all about building a team to make Fox a succesful head coach. We built a roster to his prefences. After Jakes meltdown against AZ, that he never recovered from, Otah not panning out and having no first round pick in 09 our last ditch effort to save Fox we had the worst draft in history. We had decent success, getting to our first superbowl appearance 2 years after being 1-15. Then we made it back to the playoffs 2 more times (05 and 08)and seemed to get crushed by injuries every other year or got stuck in 7-8 win seasons because of Fox's conservative b.s.
recap of the 9/10 years
we traded 09's first for Otah.
then not having a first and needing a pass rusher we foolishly traded 2010's first for Everette Brown.
we used our natural 2nd on Sherrod Martin
then we made another mistake in draft corey Irvin in the 3rd
then the rest was bpa from there on, with a couple hits and a couple misses.
Goodson was ok a 4th
Duke Robinson looked like a steal in the 5th
Fiametta was supposed to be the run blocking machine for Fox's ball control offense
and then Captain in the 7th was a good value for a nickel corner.
After we failed miserably in 09, Jerry said fug this and dropped a poo ton of money in the uncapped year to blow the team up in 2010.
We needed a QB and Clausen looked like a steal in the 2nd, since we blew the previous years first on Everette Brown
Then we tried to get cute by trading the next years 2nd for Armanti
Landed Lafell in the third
Picked up 2 more defensive ends in Norwood and Hardy
got Gettis late
Under Rivera's first year our offense had new life breathed into it and really were not far from having a winning season(less than 10 total plays).And that was without the improved play I think we will see from our 2nd year DT's,combined with Edwards, Beason and Davis being back. All we need is Norman to live up to his potential and boom Captain's back at nickel.
Now we have our entire core locked up and just need to see if Hardy,Fua,Mcclain,Neblett,Alexander,Keiser- can step up on the d-line
Norman, Hogan, Nakumara,Martin can step up in the secondary and we are a complete young team ready to win consistently.
If not one of those guys step up, we have 5 positions at most on D to improve upon FS,CB,DT,DT,DE.
I think at least if at least 1 DT rises up, Hardy can play above average,and 1 corner pans out we will be a playoff team this year.