I have no issue losing any player we lost in FA. I DO however, have something against losing them all.
TT sets an 'I want' price and that's it. If he doesn't get what he wants for how much he wants, he quits. TT thinks his price is the market price and more times than not, it isn't.
His definition of 'over priced', is not the market's definition. He expects everyone to accept his definition, and few are ever in agreement.
We try to justify his cap roll over by saying'he is prepping to re-sign his own FAs. Well, he isn't. He's just being stingy. He thinks stingy builds championship teams, it doesn't. All this money we are gonna roll over will be wasted on one contract, and that is AR. They guy we can least afford to overpay. Don't get me wrong, he is our best player, and he deserves to be the highest paid, but not at the expense of the rest of the team's needs.
We lost Shields and his 12 MIL salary. Why not pay 12 mil per for the top FA CB to replace him? How can you say that is overpaying someone? Shields contract was old money, not 2017 money. 12 MIL this off season is a cheaper contract than it was when Shields signed his. It would have been a bargain. But no, we didn't draft the guy so he can't play football.
We could have dropped 12 MIL on a guy and still given AR a raise and rolled over some cash. Or the very least you could have done is ensure the best OL this team has had for at least another 3 years. But no, TT just can't spend that money. He needs it, for what who knows, but it sure isn't for resigning key contributers other than his top four.
Every cent available should be leveraged for success, and if you get cap heavy every 3-4 years, so what. Cut bait, draft high and start over. You should be able to win a SB every 3 years or at least. But not being so stingy whenever proven talent is there to be had.