With all the talk about firing Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli (I agree), something smacked me in the face this morning (insert joke here). Being a GM in the NFL isn't easy. Then again - nobody has claimed it's easy. But not every draft pick succeeds no matter how much research you do. A coach can disappoint the best of us (although I still question hiring a coach with Romeo's track record).
But then - this whole slapping incident - it all revolves around Dwayne Bowe. I'm no contract/salary cap expert - but it seems pretty certain we're not going to (1) agree on a long term contract with Bowe, or (2) slap the franchise tag on him again next year. So - WTF is Pioli doing by hanging onto him? If there's no trade, we get a compensatory pick when he walks. Great. Maybe there's no market for Bowe you say. Should Pioli have been smart enough to think this scenario out in the pre-season? I guarantee you Bowe's stock was higher before this season, than it is at this moment. Draft picks are boom or bust. But fudging up the contract/trade of one of the "best" players on the team starts to show a little (or a lot) of ineptitude. I hope Clark Hunt sees what I see.