I don't even think some of those later trades were good trades at all. Torry Holt and Dom. Davis for M. Faulk and Amani Toomer? That's the worst trade I've ever seen! Holt is a top 3 WR this season, with TO deciding that he'd rather play with himself. Dominick Davis is as big of a double threat as Marshall Faulk, having caught at LEAST 7 receptions in each of his last 3 games. 2 weeks ago he had the most touches of anyone in the NFL, last week he got a ton, too. He's averaged WELL over 100 yards from scrimmage each of the past 3 games, and has gotten 100+ yards rushing in every single start. Marshall Faulk, on the other hand... well, you've probably seen some of my rants about him. I've posted them a LOT. They're something to the effect of "So Marshall Faulk was good 2 years ago... GUESS WHAT? SO WERE EDDIE GEORGE AND JEROME BETTIS!!!".
Seriously, Faulk was averaging 1 yard per carry (that wasn't a typo- *1 yard*), until he "padded his stats" with a 17 yard run, finishing with 27 yards on 11 carries. He was not injured, then. The Giants weren't stacking the box against him, since Warner was pass-happy. In other words, a healthy Faulk against a non-stacked box averaged under 3 yards a carry. Not only that, but he has FAR more injuries than even Fragile Freddy over the past 2 years. He's getting old, he's getting fragile, and he's no where near the level he was before. Look at what the RBs have done in his absence- Far more than they ever did in his presence. WILL EVERYONE STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM AS IF HE WERE STILL AN ELITE BACK?!?!?! Granted, he has more upside than a lot of RBs in the NFL right now (think: Trung Canidate, T.J. Ducket, Duce Staley), but he has not done anything in almost 2 full years now. Why is everyone so quick to write off Eddie George and Jerome Bettis, yet still consider Faulk (who's performed as bad or worse) to still be a top 10 RB?
So anyway, the guy traded a top 3 WR for a total WR bust and a very promising rookie RB (in a KEEPER LEAGUE!!!) for a washed up and no-longer-elite Faulk. And that was just one trade. Some of those trades were (no offense) flat out mistakes on the side of the opposing party (Come on... D-Jack for Bulger???), some of them were bad, but he fixed them before they became a problem (Kitna for D-Jack was a BAD trade, but luckily he managed to dump D-Jack for Bulger, which saved his QB position). Also, a lot of his players are busts, too (Corey Dillon, anyone?). I'm still not seeing the genius thing, here.