Uhh, Smitty is the one who said drafting rookies and expecting them to start immediately was a problem. Looking at our philosophy under Hurney's tenure in which the scales tipped overwhelmingly with prejudice towards drafting rookies over EVER signing FAs to start, I'd say that philosophy is flawed.
Yeah that's not really helping your point
They already have two cruical FAs they'll need to resign PLUSmanging to stay under cap for both Revis and Matt Ryan next year, PLUS trying to find one or two good DEs, PLUS trying to find a starting HB.
And if they follow your example of not trying to find rookies to contribute immediately (they won't, they're going to draft rookies and expect them to start, just like 31 other teams will) there's zero way they can stay under cap.
Everyone could be right about the Failcons this year because of their front four, but releasing Turner won't hurt them. RB is the easiest position to fill year in and year out. Their offense won't suffer, especially if Gonzo somehow comes back. Defensively? We'll see. All I'm saying is, their way of doing things has produced way more positive results and outcomes than ours have over the last 3-5 years.