That's really not the point. The point is not overpaying him for his services---especially under a tight cap---and whether someone else can do an adequate job behind our superior front seven.
G-man wants to sign modest contracts in terms of money and length for players, particularly during this period of cap hell. He wants compromise. if you don't want to do it his way and he deems you replaceable, then he's gonna let you go be a mercenary somewhere else. At the very least, he will let you test the market.
Hopefully once Mitchell tests the market he will be back. If not, then I believe we will ultimately do better.
That's not a recipe for sustainable success. Guys in and out doesn't build chemistry. Maybe I'll give him the benefit of the doubt because 1 year contracts we had no choice to give because of our cap situation, but assuming that will eventually pass in the future, that's not going to work