What I am happy about thus far is nobody is flying off the handle blaming Taman/O’Day, etc.
Reality last year we went out and filled holes with developed talent, proven talent. That aloowed instant success, put it pushed the cap and increased our average age.
You had to know we’d lose experienced guys given the cap. And it is dangerous to ride with an older average age and then get to that point where the cupboards are bare. We were really balanced last year, experience, youth. Now we deploy some young players that we have developed and bring in more to develop.
But it is now different. We’ve lost good youth (Butler) and we’ve lost leaders, Dressler, Sholy. But is it glass half empty or half full.
Chick, Terrius, Foley, Hylee Taylor. Rey Williams, McCullough, Hurl, TBrack, Mazer, Dwight,
Same goes on offense but there are two big holes, RB and Dressler’s spot.
But lots of talent remains, and a lot of it is 25-28 year olds who have a long shelf life. Guys like Brack, Anderson, Maze, Chick will be leaned on for leadership…same for Geroy, DD, Best, LaBatte, Fulton, Getz will do on offense.
This is where Taman, and O’Day come in. Getting ready to draft 6-7 new prospects. Finding 8-12 imports to come into camp. Maybe pluck a few more free agents that are there (ie, Schmitt, Jock Sanders).
When you look at who is gone…yes it is scary.
When you look at who is here…its not that scary.