Saying things like "replace people with quality players" and "draft people who will contribute" do little for me. I can't imagine a GM who wouldn't attempt to do both, and neither is easily judged in the short term.
I like the idea of replacing the scouting staff, but he can't do that right away because the current crop already has all their research done, so he will at least need to wait until after free agency and the draft to begin moving there.
Contract restructuring and generating a more cap-friendly set of commitments is something he can probably start doing in the next month. It would be nice to see that happen asap.
DWill will/should likely be a June 1 cut, Stewarts deal is so new the dead money would be really rough I think.
Gross needs a restructure.
Beason needs a MAJOR restructure. If we trade him we get nailed with another cap hit.
Hardy needs to be talked to about what he is wanting in the future and what we are willing to give. If the #'s don't work, trade him for picks.
Future contracts need smart shape and structure, reward budding talent early to save money, cut losses quickly to repair the damage faster. How long did we wait for Everrette Brown to become something ? We let some good roll players walk to give him a spot, same for armanti, etc.
We need a reliable kicker.
I want a Draft then FA focus on Linemen, Defensive and Offensive. Better lines make everything else better.
I want a FA then Draft focus on playmaker/skill positions. CB/S/WR/TE/KR/PR all could use competition at the position. KR/PR guy might be here, if someone shows him to not fumble.
Invest in your foundation. Poach some up and coming scouts. Add talent to the Front Office.
All of these things are predicated towards the idea this organization wants to win a SuperBowl.
Sadly I'm not so sure about that anymore.