Ron Wilson is not the G.M. of this team and shouldn't have a say in who gets brought in. His job is to coach the players he is given to the best of his ability. Bringing Mayers in for a 3rd rounder was a mistake. Look at guys like Deveaux and Rosehill. You can draft those guys in later rounds.
I'm going to guess Mayers and Hollweg were brought in at the suggestion of Al Coates and again i'm going to guess that was probably the reason why he was shown the door so quickly.
edit- wait. why did I think al coates was a pro scout. What does a director of player personnel do again?
The McCabe contract showed me he was way off-side. Waiting and waiting some more till BRYAN decided to chose TO said to me he he was desperate. I do give high-fives to Fletch for unloading that NTC.
He waited before UFA season started. From what I remember, he was done negotiating and McCabe was deciding. That's a common practice, McCabe asked for more time due to his wife (believe she was sick.). So JFJ was "Waiting" for a response while he couldn't go after anyone else. Not sure where your issue is here. Just that McCabe didn't "jump" at the offer immediately?