I always knew mario was gone...
I for a few weeks I thought he would stay this year in between Smith leaving and Cruz errupting, but that was always on the wall IMO
I remember Pappy having huge arguements with me how we would have the money...
Honestly even if the cap was 10 more million i still don't think we'd resign him
Well, I think after last season it was a little different. I think that we thought Smith would re-sign, and that we'd have to part with Manningham after this season b/c of the $$....but then when Smith left, we were like...ooooook, well at least we can keep Manningham. Buuuuuuuuttttt...then we got Cruz....stud central!! There's no way we can keep everyone. And Nicks is the best athlete on the field on offense. So he's here long term. So we can build with these 2 youngens!</P>