What should be talked about more is this:
Philosophies can go out the window when money is free'd up or in short supply.
Our particular cap situation demanded a hard look at the roster. In other years, there might have been room to retain DeMeco and Dreessen and Brisiel.
We just happen to be in a unique era whereby we had little cap room BUT we are riding a good wave right now with having the ability to replace (confidently) those we had to let go.
Circumstances will always rule the day.