The Eagles stole receiver Steve Smith from the Giants three years ago, and Nnamdi Asomugha from the Jets. Giants general manager Jerry Reese came under siege while the Eagles were being hailed as a Dream Team. In other words, no one wins a Super Bowl in March. But fans live for today. Fans have no salary cap. Fans want immediate gratification. Fans don’t like their team sitting on its hands while a rival signs a marquee name. Fans don’t necessarily subscribe to the notion that building through the draft and re-signing your own players and supplanting with a surgical free agent strike or two is usually good business. Redskins fans were ecstatic when DT Albert Haynesworth was handed $41 million guaranteed. Remember how that worked out?
Jets, Giants losing offseason battles to rivals
New York Post | Mar 16