Can't totally blame Rick Smith, he hasn't even been the GM for a full year yet. Blame Charlie Casserly all you want...
i guess it might be possible to sign a #3 and #8 guy if we dumped carr...but think of how much money we would have tied up in a few players...Mario, Andre Johnson (who actually deserves his $ and i'm thirlled we signed him to an extension), whoever #3 and #8 would be...not to mention travis johnson, babin (who i don't think was cut/released). For a team that has sooooooo many needs, and we do have a lot of needs (safety, corner, lb, d-line, o-line, qb, rb, wr, etc...) having 75% of our money tied up in so few guys will do nothing to make the team better as a whole.
all that being said...so long as we don't draft brady quinn i will be happy.