To play devils advocate here for the defensive decisions:
1. Slay, I believe, was a little sensitive. Theres nothing wrong with pushing your best players to be even better. I'd have zero problem with MP riding Stafford.
2. That, plus the fact Slay was already paid as a top 5 cb, suggests to me they collectively decided the money plus draft capitol would be better overall for a defense with multiple holes. I wish we had mustered a 2nd, but oh well.
3. I think Shelton will be a noticable upgrade from what Snacks was last year. He deserves a tad more credit.
4. I think Collins is being underrated. He is tremendous in coverage and rushing and is still near his prime. I guess I get the skepticism since he played for the Patriots but that shouldn't be held against him.
Again on Slay, we saved probably 17 mil a year for 3 years..and added a 3rd and 5th. If that money was and is spent well, and he makes good with those picks, it could prove to be much better overall for our defense. We will see though.