As the immortal Rolling Stones song goes "You get what you need." Going after Pace made a statement to the Carr, Wand, the team and the fans. We want to protect you David. We went after one of the best, not Jonas Jennings or Mike Wahle (G, but projected as poss LT candidate), but we went after Orlando Pace. Seth Wand should see the challenge is his to improve, but he should also find comfort that if he were to be replaced it would have been by one of the best at his position. More importantly the attempt to sign Pace sends a very clearance message to David Carr--we care about you and we want you to succeed--enough that we would take a huge cap hit to get you a protector. CC had nothing to lose with this move. Were we used? Maybe, but I think we used the Rams as much or more as Pace used us. We saved a ton on not doing this deal, both money, picks and talent. The Rams wouldn't give him up unless someone signed him to an offer sheet--2 #1s is very expensive. We gained credibility and trust, that our front office is willing to make big deals to keep this team growing and improving. Moves like this bode well for exciting days ahead. While Pace would have lent a certain amount of comfort, I think that we'll see some dramatic moves this off-season to take us to the next level. Think about it, Sharper was our defenses heart & soul, until suddenly a stud CB named Dunta came on the scene. Although losing Jamie is tough, it makes sense to jettison him now prior to losing him for nothing next year or seeing him fall off his game. We're reshaping ourselves and bringing in younger talent to posture ourselves for the next 3-5 years. Great job by CC & Co. Keep up the good work.