i see people say this about players already on the team quite often and i've even said so myself in the past, but i'm more concerned with getting the best players on the field and winning than just seeing what some unknown commodities with promise have.
i'm more interested with winning than i am appeasing my curiousity re: young players.
if he's affordable and he can make us better....go get him. if the young guys can't beat him for a spot, move along.
In my opinion, we basically operated as a farm team for the last 3-5 years, possibly more... So, the days of "we don't need to sign X let Y develop," are over. You still draft talent that you expect to contribute immediately, but you don't count on every pick in rounds 3-7 to be starters like we did under Hurney.
Taking all that into consideration, we have plenty of homegrown talent already developed on this team. It's now time to add the much needed complimentary pieces to complete the process and put us in a position to compete for a Super Bowl NOW.