$50 million means you can pick up several proven FAs. I don't credit Macc/Bowles for picking up Revis. They didn't have to be creative. Same with Cro, Skrine, Gilchrist or Carpenter.
He he inherited a team that needed about 2-3 solid starters on each side of the ball to be very competitive. $50 million n high draft picks better guarantee that. And when you pick the top rated draft player from your board, you better be sure he's an all-pro. He has a team with 10+ starters of his choice (Revis, Cro, Skrine, Gilchrist, Carpenter, Marshall, Harris, Cumberland, Pace, Snacks, Colon etc) plus Brick, Mangold, Decker, Richardson, Mo and Coples. That's almost an entire team of starters of your choice (FAs, Resigning, Trades). Question isn't "if we are competitive". Question is if we FAIL.
Macc n Bowles took over an ideal situation. Crappy record with a team that had a few rising stars while missing 3-4 players to become relevant again with a QB that has nowhere else to go but up, n some high draft picks. Add to that the $50+ mil in cap space and you have it handed to you on a platter. Idzik made one mistake that cost him dearly. No depth at WR or Secondary. Macc attacked those departments vigorously. Marshall was an excellent trade. Revis was paid full salary he expected. Cromartie, from the look of it, may become a bust signing. Shrine n Gilchrist are decent enough. Leonard luckily fell in our lap. I'm not sure what Macc n Bowles have done so far that warrants any mention of coach/GM of the year even if they are to be competitive. I expect us to win 8 games minimum after having $50mil of cap space be utilized. If Macc can get 10-11 wins, only then can a case be made.
i like Macc so far, I'm not bending over backwards for him.
Glennon and Mettenhamburger are not demanding any "butts" in a trade, especially after the teams showing its hands (Glennon hitting FA next year n Metten being a backup).
Mettenberger started a few games and lost all. Notbjustbthat, they were all blowouts except one. Vanilla D gave him a chance to pad up some cheap stats. I'd like him to win a few games before naming him the next 6th round HoF QB.