Does anyone else find it odd that give Gettleman all the praise when we are doing well and give Hurney all the blame when things don't go our way?
I'm not saying Getts is the devil who deserves all the blame. I'm just suggesting that it seems some people will defend GMan no matter what and some people will hate him for things beyond his control.
Maybe we could find balance somewhere on this issue.
Gettleman has had one year at the job, performed a great draft and did some wonderful things in spite of our cap last year, and 2 days into FA this doesn't make sense? If he performs another good year under these circumstances he deserves to be given more benefit of the doubt .. while Hurney has written his legacy, and therefore it is judged. Let me rephrase that, Hurney's only been gone 1.5 years.. how much cap space can you clear in 1 year as GM?
which brings me to this....
Yes, we are somewhat strapped cap-wise. But, the Cowboys and Redskins spend wildly almost every year and still manage to do it again almost every offseason. I know they are bigger markets, but the point remains. There are ways around it. And if we knew this, why not just cut all the big contracts last year and eat the hits this year and get it over with? Instead, we get teased with a successful season finally, and Gettleman elects to do nothing.
I would strongly consider after reading this article that few teams are ever in such a pathetic situation as we are, hence why most other teams aren't having the problems we are facing.. And like I mentioned above, it's been 1 year. How much cap room should be a reasonable expectation to clear in 1 year?
I agree, the Smitty release was fumbled.. Aside from that, I feel pretty ridiculous trying to pretend that right now I'm able to judge anything about Gettleman's process in the midst of a total fugup by Hurney,one year into the job.
And also, it's impossible to pretend like what Gettleman does through the next 2 years is any indication of what Gettleman is going to have done in 10 years. The immediate future is heavily dictated by extreme circumstances. We haven't even seen Gettleman sign his 1st real contract, much more important though- his next 3-4 long term contracts, which then give us peon fans something to analyze. Something tangible.
What isn't tangible is what you think you are deciphering right now.. I mean, is there really a strong argument against that?