in what twisted process of psychoanalysis did you equate not wanting to spend an egregious amount of cap on runningbacks to passing the ball every play?
As others have stated, Hurney has never given us a reason to worry about the cap space. I'd rather have them both and roll with a dynamic offense like we had last year. They both played a role in our offenses success ever since being on the team. I love the options we have on offense with them on the roster, because they can keep each other fresh, and no matter who's in Defenses have to keep an eye on them and Cam, which opens up our ability to attack deep.Also nice insurance in the event one goes down with injury as well too.
One of my favorite things about Hurney is his ability to manipulate the cap and retain our core players. He can also add key players(not necessarily star players) in free agency and via trades.
I wish we had a better D-line,I also would prefer an upgrade to our secondary, and would love a # 2 receiver thats as productive as Moose was in his prime.
This season should give us a good indication, if some of those things are already on the roster.
I do not believe Hurney is perfect, he's made some boneheaded moves like trading up for Armanti. With that being said I believe Hurney has done more good than harm for this team, and as you can tell in the parity filled NFL,thats a very good accomplishment.
Another thing that helps me is I know how to look at things with some objectivity.
For instance, 2010 was J.R'S decision to sacrifice one season for the next several.
Hurney got Fox the pieces he needed to take a 1-15 team to the superbowl 2 seasons later. We retained almost all of the talent Fox had on that team, until players got past their prime,retired, or flat out refused to stay no matter what like Peppers. Along the way we have always added key players to our team via the draft and free agency(with the exception of the 07, season where I believe we were tight against the cap).
Then in 09 we mistakingly wasted money on keeping Delhomme and trying to restore his confidence and dropped a poo ton on franchising peppers, which did not allow for any free agent additions. Re-sgning Delhomme was questionable but it was do that or Start Matt Moore as we did not have a first to draft a new qb with,thanks to getting Otah to help Fox's ground and pound game. Plus Fox didn't trust rookies anyway with kind of responsibility. So the next big mistake was drafting Clausen, who actually appeared to be a steal with 48th pick at the time, so our next head coach could have something to work with, well as many gms experience it was a bad pick.