Hell you still bitch about Carlson and the contract he got yet when spielman doesn't go out and overspend this year.
I don't like all of the moves he has made but I am certainly glad they are trying a new approach and bringing in new, young talent and not dumpster diving for guys who should just take up golf instead.
Here's Spielman's last years FA signing from outside of our team. Sure they are younger, but how many are above marginal?
RB Joe Banyard
FB Jerome Felton
WR Jerome Simpson
WR Chris Summers
TE Lamark Brown
TE John Carlson
TE Chase Ford
OT Troy Kropog
OT Geoffrey Schwartz
LB Marvin Mitchell
BTW, Spielman was VP of players when they brought in Favre (what was your opinion on that) & is now trying to get Urlacher. That doesn't scream youth movement to me.
On Brett, I would rather have had them cut Jackson his second year and focus on getting a younger starter but that didn't happen. I did not want him but it was a better option than Jackson.
I am also not sold in ponder and hope behind the scenes and away from the press they are looking for other options that are young, not ready to retire.