lucky or you dont spend 7- 9mil on decent players just to keep them around. you cut that crap out and suffer one year of hits and then you can use those $$$ to get some younger FA help.
imo, if you have a great qb, you just need a defense that is good enough to win with. it doesn't have to be great, good even. Right now, our defense blows but we're only allowing 20 points a game. With our offense, we SHOULD be able to win with that.