Fans love seeing their teams spend money in free agency.
Owners don’t hold it in the same high regard, since it’s their money.
So it makes sense that Giants co-owner John Mara said this offseason’s “aggressive” expenditures in free agency would not be the norm.
“It’s not going to happen every year,” Mara said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “We’re not going to have that kind of cap room every year. And listen: If you’re that aggressive every year, there’s something wrong with your organization. But you have to do it every once in awhile.”
In addition to overhauling the offensive coaching staff, the Giants brought in a pile of free agents, outbidding their neighbors the Jets for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and making an early splash for guard Geoff Schwartz.
After watching last year’s 0-6 start torpedo them and having cap room, Mara decided to loosen the purse strings.
“I was the same idiot that said last year that [last year’s team] was the best team we’d had in years, but look at what happened,” Mara said. “Yeah, [the fans] do deserve better. And we did our best this offseason. . . .
“Now it’s just a question of doing it on the field. And we think we have the pieces in place, but until we start playing games, it’s just hard to tell.”
If it doesn’t work, it certainly won’t convince them to start throwing money around in the future to fix it again.