I doubt it. Even dumb FOs don't release guys in positions they plan to draft BEFORE the draft, especially blue chip players who could go at any time. It's a huge gamble to make. Their entire LB corps could be ruined if they don't land McClain now that they have cut their starter.
You do realize this is a Josh McDaniels run team, right?
I realize that McDaniels coaches the team, but that they have the same FO running the joint that was running it under Shanahan.
He isn't making FO decisions like preseason drafting and personnel strategy. The same people who had been doing very well for a long time are.
They must have just recently took crazy pills then. Trading a pro bowl quarterback for a guy that had thrown 30 td's and 27 picks in 4 years with the Bears. Jay Cutler threw for just as many yards in 08 as Orton did his 4 years with the Bears.
Then they signed something like 160 running backs in the offseason, then with their first draft pick take another running back. Miami's secondary has been awful for years, yet they have 3 Miami secondary members in the backfield.
Successful? I wouldn't say that.