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Continued: Jim Souhan: Spielman deserves to do a bit of dancing

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 4, 2013 - 12:11 AM

I was one of the many who questioned Spielman’s willingness to part ways with Winfield and Harvin. I loved to watch both of them play. I wondered whether Spielman was damaging his team’s chances of winning in 2013, even if he was making sound long-term decisions for his organization.

Patriots boss Bill Belichick is famous for excising players before they reach the end of the line, following the philosophy that it is better to ditch a player too early than too late.

Spielman took that approach with Winfield and Harvin. And he has put together a far better roster than Belichick, whose coaching genius and quarterback obscure his team’s many flaws.

Spielman made the right decisions for the right reasons. While the future may indeed be unknowable, he’s pretty good at making educated guesses.

 

Jim Souhan can be heard Sundays from 10 a.m.-noon on AM-1500 KSTP. jsouhan@startribune.com

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