That’s why I like Brown if he’s available unless we truly fall in love with Thomas. I think Brown plus the top C or G at 38 improves our team more than Thomas and the top DT. I think it’s more likely that Little/Daley improve that Little/Daley become stud RTs or LGs.
I won’t cry over Thomas either because this is a multi-year rebuild and I’ll be fine with sucking a bit more this year to get a new QB unless Cam magically rises from the injury ashes.
All of the above is true with one qualifier:
If you pair your powerful “hit’em in the mouf” philosophy with predictable “safe” run-run-pass play-calling on downs 1-thru-3, this league will shut you down.
You need an imaginative coordinator who also understands the passing game at the highest level and not only knows how to use it but WANTS to use it.
If you don’t have that, then you get Rivera/Shula. Shanahan (who is his on OC) is no Rivera/Shula.