Certainly, the beginning of the turn around started with the 2006 draft, which should be credited to Kubiak and Casserly. But, wow! What a job, with limited resources, Smith has done since... Here's a list of players on the current roster acquired by Rick Smith: Adibi-'08 4th rd DBarber- '08 7th rd Barwin- '09 2nd rd Bennett- '07 4th Bentley- '07 FA (about $1 mil per year) CBrown- '08 FA (same) DBrown- '08 1st rd Bulman- FA/P.S late in 2006 R.Butler- FA/P.S 2007 Caldwell- '09 3rd rd J. Casey- '09 5th rd S. Cody- '09 FA (less than $2 mill per) Cushing- '09 1st ADavis- '07 FA ($3 mill per) ZDiles- '07 7th rd Dressen- FA '07 (less than $1 mil per) Ferguson- FA '07 (Vet minimum) Grossman - FA '09 (dirt cheap, 1 yr) A. Hill - '09 4th Jamison- '09 UDFA Jac. Jones- '07 3rd rd V. Leach- FA late in '06 (dirt cheap) G. Martinez- FA/PS McCain- '09 6th rd Ryan Moats- FA '08 (dirt cheap) Molden- '09 3rd rd CMyers- '08 Trade (6th round pick) Okam- '08 5th rd Okoye- '07 1st rd Olovsky- '09 FA ($3 mil per) Pollard' '09 FA ($ 1 mil) Quin - '09 4th rd J. Reeves- '08 FA ($4 mil per) Deljuan - '08 UDFA Schaub- '07 Trade (two 2nds) Slaton- '08 3rd rd A.Smith- '09 FA ($12 mil signin bonus... 5yrs) Studdard' '07 6th rd CWhite- '06 FA/PS E. Wilson- '08 FA ($2 mil per) Zgoniga- '09 FA (Vet minimum) Briesel- '07 UDFA That's a ton of talent, mostly young, mostly inexpensive, mostly pretty darn good! Excellent job Rick Smith!!! By the way, we have almost no dead money on the books going forward.