Originally Posted by WhoIsJohnGalt
you can't draft everybody you need to be a SB contender in a single draft. we can't. we're not close. so if Manning signs, it's predicated on us signing alot of FAs as well. if he comes here, he will want to win immediately. not only do you pay him a ton of money, but you pay others a ton of money and you make trades that end up costing you draft picks. you can't do both. as long as Manning is desperate to get back to a SB in 2 or 3 years here, we're not building through the draft. we're filling holes with free agents and trades just like Shanny tried to do for 10 years. it didn't work then, why would it work now?
It didn't work because we drafted POOR. We don't have to trade draft picks period lol. We can sign Manning, hit on one or two draft picks and become a better team. Pretty simple. We can not sign Manning and hit on picks and still get better. How is that you ask? Because we are still adding more talent!
It seems to me you think we are years away from being good, I don't.