Everyone keeps blaming Gettleman. This is not his fault. Blaming Gettleman for this mess is like blaming the street-sweepers toiling away each morning on Bourbon Street during Mardis Gras for the huge mess.
This is Hurney's mess.
When you rip off a big ass mutha-fvccn band-aid stuck on there for 5 years and reinforced with super glue, its gonna hurt a little.
We are bleeding now and damn near bleeding out but Gett's view is to get this roster right sooner than later. You cannot do that by taking on more contracts that are not a part of your end game just because you fear the alternative.
Every single player that we have lost is a marginal difference maker at their very best. The only one I wanted to keep out of any of them was Mitchell but we cannot pay him what others were willing to and still be viable in FA.
I don't want to get into just how ineffective players like Captain are in the grand scheme and just how ineffective players like Smith have become as of late because I know from reading over the years that most of you are way too emotionally attached to your heroes to tolerate ANYTHING negative being said about them. That said, they all got overpaid in their new contracts. Congrats to them.
Money is what it is all about. The sooner the fans realize what everyone else involved with the NFL already knows, the better off they will be.