I'm not looking to goad you Miner dude. I can see how people think GB has taken a couple (or a few) steps backwards. I think GB realizes they needed to endure a few tough cuts in order to remain competitive. No way was Wahle worth eleven million dollars. Sharper, although playing on one leg last year, hasn't shown enough to warrant the eight million or nine million he was due this year. Rivera is looking like a very prudent cut since he just had back surgery a couple days after Dallas signed him. Hannibal Navies is pedestrian at best and wasn't worth the $$$ he was owed either. Look for GB to load up on defense in the draft (no way do they draft a QB in the 1st round) and get some cap casualties in July to fill out the roster. Guards and safeties are EXTREMELY replaceable. GB hasn't gone forward roster-wise, but financially they have the 11th most money to play with (7 million plus) and have some nice picks to play with to round out the roster. Now that Sherman isn't the GM, I think you'll see better talent on the roster through better drafting and f/a signings (no more Joe Johnson type contracts). I hate to say it, but MN is the team to watch out for. For the umpteenth time it will come down to GB and MN for the division with DET around 7 wins and the Bears bringing it up the rear with 5 or 6 wins tops. Now 2006, that could be a changing of the guard.