Originally Posted by Shahin
I'd rather he spent that money on some players that were worth a ****. Or at least hold onto a player that he spent 8 million ******* dollars on for longer than half an offseason. He's a moron.
What good would Antonio Bryant do for us right now?
As far as spending to get players "worth a ****", it's easier said than done. He took risk on Odom and gave him a shot to prove himself without Albert Haynesworth and Kyle Vanden Bosch. Sure it was failure, but at least he tried.
With Coles, no one knew he would be dropping every other pass. I can't blame Mike Brown for what Coles did on the field. He never played like that before he came here.
And lastly with Bryant, he jumped the gun and paid him early so that he wouldn't miss the bus. It's easy to judge him now, but if Bryant had been cleared to play and Mike Brown had been to cautious, he might have signed with another team.
He took some risks, they didn't pay off. He also takes risks in the draft (see: Andre Smith, Rey Maualuga, Odell Thurman, Chris Henry, Bernard Scott, Carlos Dunlap. Also projects like Geno Atkins, Michael Johnson and Chase Coffman recently). These don't always pay off either though, but most of us like the players on that list.
I don't necessarily agree with everything Mike Brown does, but in the last 3-4 years it feels like he's really made an effort to put a winning team out there. He couldn't force Denver to trade us Brandon Marshall. He couldn't force Michael Vick to sign with us. He couldn't force Anquan Boldin to work out in Cincinnati. But when all of those things passed us by this last year, he did make an effort to get a receiver in Antonio Bryant (and then T.O. when the Bryant thing failed).
It's not the players that suck here anyways, it's the coaches. Mike Brown needs to fix this coaching staff.