Honestly think the OT positions would have been addressed by now. There likely would have been a stud RT being groomed to replace Gross at LT.
fair enough but those two things aren't mutually exclusive. Johnson didn't ham-string us so much we couldn't develop players, just hurt our ability to bring in stud FAs. I wish we did have a better OL but honestly, I keep a top tier DE over any other position outside of QB 10 times out of 10. I guess my feeling on it is that there was no better solution to the situation than paying him.