Originally Posted by steelbtexan
Who put the team in this position? Who thought these contracts were a good idea?
Did Gary sign off on the offense contracts/(Schaub,Foster) did Wade sign off on defense? Was this Rick's idea or did Olson have to sign off on everything.
I'm just wondering what your opinion of the orgs financial team is?
Your problem is you keep looking for one guy to blame. There is no "one guy" unless you want to go with "the buck stops here" approach, then it's Bob McNair. It's his money so, bottom line, he has to sign off on everything.
But I don't think there's "one guy". It's the coordinators and the head coach who establish player performance level and necessity to their scheme. They establish who's working well and therefore who's worth paying. It's Rick's job to pay them no more than the "going rate" (at the time the contract is agreed to) based on past and anticipated future level of performance. This is the tricky part because you're mostly guessing how good a guy is going
to be. Finally, it's Olsen's job to make sure we stay out of Cap Hell while fitting as many quality players (as identified by the coaching staff) as we can under the cap.
Future performance, no matter who it is, is a roll of the dice.