I was a fu** Brown off for multiple reasons. The only reason to keep brown was a marketing one.If Higgins was absolutely essential, he would have gotten two years. But again, say Higgins and Brown stays.
We're what, mid-table again for two years? So we need to replace Ziebell, Higgins, Tarrant, Goldstein, Cunnington and add to the forward line and midfield with maybe two picks 8-11 and then another two 25-30? Nowhere near enough.
I'm not completely justifying cycles or endless rebuilds, but we do not have the draft capital to replace those players. It would be delaying the inevitable and cause way more problems for our list heading forward.
Blow it up and do it right.