Dismas wrote:At some point, a personnel guy has to take the locker room into consideration.
If management brings in every Tom, Dick and Harry who had a pretty good season l;ast year, eventually the guys who were already here will start to take offense.
Up to this point, JS has brought in:
A clearly dynamic playmaker on offens . . no grumbles from anyone when you can land a guy like Percy Harvin
A guy that fills a glaring need (Avril) on the end, with Clem in rehab
A guy to replace an injury prone Jason Jones (Bennett)
A guy to compete for the honor of first runner up to Russell Wilson
None of these men pose a real threat to any of our starters, except perhaps Harvin, but it wuld be hard to not look like a douche if you
complain about him being traded for.
If you start panting after every decent corner,safety, or whatever, pretty soon the LOB, the linebackers, the linemen, all start grumbling
and wondering how they could be so unappreciated.
If I am JS, I stand pat now in free agency, and bring in rookies from the draft to fight their way up.
Really, with the 3 main new guys we have already, we could start the season tomorrow and I like our chances to dominate in every.single.game.
I"m feeling really good that right now your not JS. Time is now, not when the rookies fight their way up eventually.
If JS wanted to stand pat and let rookies work their way up, we would not have invested heavily into FA's. JS realizes too, that the TIME IS NOW. Hawks are in a position that can be only attained once in a great while, meaning that RW's contract is so low that it allows us to fill in holes with quality players. Will we be able to do this in 3 years? NO, and look no further than Baltimore and their 20 million dollar man.
If we can get Winfield, we should, he's the best nickle/run stopper in the league right now and it's a position that we need to fulfill.
If our players take offense, well they can do one of two things.. 1 play better, 2 pack their crap and hit the highway.
Too, these guys are shown appreciation by the million dollar contracts they sign,, then they go home and their wifes tell them how good they are.