but but but but i thought that it was "it was cold and callous."
and he wasn't "given the opputunity to reduce his contract".
And "spielman was just saying that [winfield could come back] to try and save face."
and spielman was an "idiot that doesn't know his ass from his mouth" for cutting winfield.
And this is a "train wreck of a offseason."
and every other overreaction in this thread.
Sorry, i just don't think that winfield commanded a $7.25 million base salary this year. I don't blame the vikings for wanting him to take a pay cut. I also don't blame winfield for wanting to see what the market looks like elsewhere.
So many people are looking for anything to support their belief that spielman was actually the 4th stooge that they forget that the nfl is a business, and business decisions are not always easy ones. Both spielman and winfield has to make difficult decisions, and in the end i think they both made decisions that were the best for the respective parties.