I guess everyone thought he was lying when he said he was evaluating the team last year. DG is a scout and he is cutting the Fat. Love Smith but we are building a team for the future and Smith has maybe two more seasons left. People are going to get even more annoyed when we don't make the playoffs this year but it will be for the greater good.
Our bread and butter is our pass rush. We lose Hardy, our secondary will automatically be 10x worse. Suck it up.
Johnson didnt do too bad when Hardy was not taking advantage of his and Stars double teams. Not my choice to make but we have 1 premier pass rusher locked down and a future premier DT and tons of holes everywhere else. Guess we see if playoff teams are made with just 7 mill to spend.
I am not blaming Hardy at all. I respect that he has earned a big payday and will now see it. I also am not saying he is not worth a big contract. I just see him as a very expensive luxury that we really can't afford in our cap position.
I think the overall team would be better off spending that 13m on a LT and CB than a second stud DE. But, that is just my opinion.
I got blasteded for making such statements on here. How dare you try to use logic and reason.
The Problem with cutting Smith is he is STILL our best WR and we have not found a replacement. Quite frankly Im not even sure they can replace him this year and still keep Cam Standing up right. Gross retiring and Smith on the bubble is just cold hard reality that we are not even close to a SB team. Not even in the area code.
I have a very bad feeling we are gong to take not one but 20 steps back this year. Losing Gross and not even having enough money to keep the same players as last year does not spell a good fortune. Its why DG was tempering everyone's enthusiasm early this year.