I guess I'm just hopeful that THE reason Weaver came here this time is because Gores, Arn & Ed gave him enough rope to hang himself so speak instead of being bound to their own grand plan.440BB wrote:Cutting Drummond loose before he could exercise his option for next year was a great relief in itself. It's likely the step Stefanski needed to take to make Detroit more attractive to Weaver as well.
As much as they're using different descriptions of the near future, the action they took in hiring Weaver shows progress in the overall thinking about how to build a team. That Stefanski cleaned things up over two years with Weaver in mind is another sign of a better plan. I expect they'll say a lot of positive things while they wait to get out from under Blake's contract. With the delays in the draft and the new season all they can do at this point is talk.
It's the actions Weaver takes over the next two years building a foundation that matter.
Weaver didn't come 2 years ago to fix the mess. He turned down that job. So maybe in his own mind he is actually here to "restore" this organisation, not rebuild it?
Cause truth be told Ed has done a damn good job while in charge:
Almost every contract we had on the books last season came from Ed, accept Blake and Luke (if memory serves)
Now we have a boatload of cap space, #7, Wood, Patton, Sekou, Svi, Brown, Rose, Blake, Luke...
And Casey did win COY before we got him!
Ed does deserve some credit for cleaning up the joint without dealing our future firsts and based on reports at the trade deadline he was actually looking to deal Luke and Rose for additional firsts.
Well played Ed - here's hoping Weaver can take his time building the roster the right way and that's why he came here this time around.
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