Philbin and Ireland worked much better than Tony S and Ireland in this past years draft and that is a plain fact. You and everyone else that moan about Ireland are still pretty much focused on his first couple 2-3 years. I and other discount that because first he was a rookie GM when he was brought on board and his mentor and advisor was also his boss that hired him. As that influence has worn off he has made better decisions. We have some decent players on the roster and he signed or resigned all of them. If we were winning or had been winning there would be a couple more in the Pro Bowl and we certainly have a number of alternates on it this year more than awile to back up that opiniion.
Really Ireland signed 2 free agents the talented but off injured Gerard, Marshall not injury prone but more nickle back and Nannee who caught passes last year for 400 plus yards. All were low budget deals for their positions except Marshall and his deal did not blow the bank. Well the first 2 got injured and the third did not work out but free agents are bandaides for the most part unless you overpay for one which we were not in the postion to last year. So hold onto your panites.