Well he didn't handle Charles Johnson's deal so he is simply trying to work around that one. Hardy was a big part of our success, he was necessary to keep. We wouldn't find an elite secondary in one offseason so the least we could do was keep our elite front 7 together for at least another year. The franchise tag simply bought more time for us to work out a deal, and hopefully it's a deal that favors both parties.
He's got his work cut out for him man, I admit that. He will really have to be in-tune with his free agent scouting roots this year to keep Cam upright and give him guys to throw to. He's had success before so I won't hit the panic button until after we see what is done between now and the end of the draft. Then we will have a good idea of how the roster is going to look. It'll be interesting to see what happens.
he had success in one year of being a GM. he's got a worse situation now. more holes to fill and still cap challenged.
so far he's done nothing. i don't think keeping hardy was the best thing to do because of the effect on our cap and because of how much of the cap the position takes up....20% of the total cap and 50% of the cap on defense. that's not good, regardless of the level of talent you had to keep. and i think it flies in the face of comments he made about how sometimes you do have to let good platlyers go.
releasing smith without us having any WRs at all wasn't smart either because it leaves us in a giant hole and only gave us an extra 2mil. sure, there are long term benefits to cutting ties, but you have to play football this year and give players more than hope in the future, esp. if you want them to stay.