yeah i do think it. i believe idzik believes--well i believe so isn't that the important thing--that getting 2 or 3 upgraded targets is more worthwhile than blowing half our cap on one guy. but with geno being a staredown artist, maybe best to just have one stud since everyone beyond the first option is a decoy anyway
Truthfully I don't know what he believes. None of us do. What we do know is that, in a year where we were cap-poor and need-rich at some 20 roster spots, he went the route of cheap acquisitions and lots of draft picks. Also, he could have created even more cap room and picked up more players in FA in '13. But I believe he wanted to see what roster spots he could fill cheaply before spending on those same positions. Seems sane enough.
This year we are in a very different situation. Some 30% of our cap space is (or will be) available and the number of holes is greatly reduced. Still have a number remaining, but nowhere near as many as a year earlier, and I'm not counting Geno as a guarantee of anything other than a roster spot as somewhere between our 1st and 3rd string QB. Another year later he won't even be guaranteed that if he doesn't improve.
My point is only that, regarding Idzik, we've only seen how he acts in 1 team situation in 1 year. A year, mind you, in which he could make every effort to tank the season personnel-wise and get a mulligan year as GM. He won't be in that situation again with the Jets, and certainly not this season.
I expect to see the Jets spend a bunch of money this year.