I already know there is a bash Charlie thred so I'm going to avoid it since Weaver was considered a pretty high FA but maybe not worth the money we paid. I do have a strategy question from the Team's standpoint though. I've been watching football since the 70s and try to pride myself on knowing as much as possible and being pretty knowledgeable. One thing I have never tried to do though is understand the cap. I know the basics, etc and get what it all means but I don't know it in depth. I do know this..we had some money to spend this year. Not a ton, but some. Some teams had alot more than us. That is pretty much the M.O depending on the contracts. BUT why did we target who we signed instead of using the money elsewhere?I see the Rams loading up on D. I see Cleveland making a splash and taking a chance to get better. They are near the top in cap room. I see Washington spending like usual..they are a ways below us on money to spend but I assume they use the bonuses, etc. If we wanted Givens so bad why not give him the 5 year, $25 mil and not use it on a DE that might work out when a top DE is in the draft this year?(yes I know. The draft is a crap shoot). I guess I'm just not impressed with what we have done compared to some teams willing to get better quick. I guess with all out picks we need money to sign them. I'm just a little confused. Any explanations will help.