I was referring to the original quote you used of mine. I didn't refer to Hurney in that one.
Really? Already forgot your page one whimper?
As for Hurney, he absolutely has something to do with who the Bucs sign. You don't think Goldson would add a much needed toughness in our secondary and step in immediately and be the best safety of that style that we've had since Minter? Godfrey has improved, but IMO, his job shouldn't be guaranteed because he hasn't proven enough to this point over the life of his career. I was proud of what he did last year, but safety has been the worst position on our defense for years now and it's been ignored. That was Hurney. Put Godfrey with Goldson and that's a much different defense than Godfrey and whatever scrub we have available week-to-week.
Now, we're strapped for cash and get to watch the Bucs add guys that we have an absolute immediate need for and we're supposed to be cool with that because we re-sign glue guys like Hartsock and Florence? That's why Hurney has something to do with who our division rivals sign and who we do and don't.
And people can keep railing about how "they still finished last in the division," well, guess how many times we beat them last year? Exactly. They might've finished last in the division, but they also had more meaningful wins than we did and won early. All they're doing is improving, meanwhile, we've released tenured and successful starters and key role players and have not replaced them. But, we're going to be better as-is?
I know FA isn't over, but I'm just saying, they are progressing and as of now, we're standing pat. All of this is a result of Hurney's flippant attitude with our cap numbers and poor personnel decisions.