Originally Posted by LatinMind
The main point im trying to make about Jerry is the guy embarrasses himself enough with stupid antics and interviews. Has in the past embarrassed himself with football decisions. But not now. This is a good young deep team. Look at the injuries theyve had and none have really crippled the team. When Lee went down everybody swore the defense was crumble. Theyre playing very good.
At this moment in time Jerry has given Garrett everything he's needed to produce a winner. The OL was a mess because of injuries and its better. Still has a big missing piece but its better. The OL could be better but you cant fix everything in a offseason. Some of you need to put away ur madden games and realise the salary cap is real.
Jerry is a GM. He's not the best Gm in the NFL but nowhere is he the worst.
1. How do you get into a position to need to "fix everything" in the first place?
2. Dallas could have brought in capable OL. They had cap space, they just opted to put it elsewhere. 9M to Spencer would have gone a long way on the OL.
The answer to #1 is simple. You get in that position by:
A) Crappy drafting. Multiple bad drafts, not just one.
Two 1st round picks in 2008 and it's possible neither are in Dallas next year and neither has been a guy that anyone would likely advocate spending a 1st rounder on at this point in time. Martellus Bennett should have never been drafted in the first place. An absolutely horrid sequence of events in trading away Fasano for a guy who was big and could jump really high.
2009 was an absolute disaster from top to bottom except for a couple of serviceable backups.
B) Over-evaluating players both on your own team and on others. The Roy Williams trade absolutely screwed Dallas. The return on that was so horrid it's not even funny. The missed Martellus Bennett was another mistake stacked right on top of drafting him to begin with.
C) Paying guys money they shouldn't get. Guaranteeing Hamlin 15M and then cutting him 2 years later. Dallas still has cap space dedicated to Marion Barber and Leonard Davis and they haven't played for the team for 2 years. Throw on Newman's dead space and that's over 11M according to Spotrac
. Not to be outdone though, 9M to Spencer this last offseason for 1 single year and then.............who knows.
You can say that it's not possible to fix everything in one offseason but the fact that there was an entire OL and an entire secondary to fix is a reflection of management. Also, the fact that Dallas is still going to be fixing the OL again next offseason is another reflection of management and the possibility that they will have another hole at OLB next year because they handled the Spencer situation so awfully is yet another reflection. They tied up money on Spencer and went cheap on the OL. Now they have to still address the OL and they will have to address OLB.