I can understand protecting Charlie Davies if you’ve got a rumor of trade interest that you think might enable you to significantly improve the team1. I can even plunge past the mystifying decision to protect a well-past-it Simms if a pay-cut or trade are on the horizon.
But Korb and Woolard?
This is the core you’re building around? Fullbacks who are maybe within spitting distance of the wrong side of adequate?
On the bright side, it looks like the pickings available from other rosters might be much more exciting to L’Impact…oh wait. There’s a reason for that, isn’t there? Certainly is. The reason is that the FO’s vision of our “core” team going forward contains Korb and Woolard manning the defensive flanks. It’s no wonder that even the needlessly-exposed bits of our roster are significantly less tempting targets.
I’m sure there’s a plan in place for the off-season, and that the FO is convinced that they’re building a better mousetrap. But if this is the first step in that plan, I’m preparing to be appalled by what manner of wheezing, chunking, clap-trap assemblage of has-beens, cast-offs, and never-will-be’s gets defecated on the training fields at RFK2 come pre-season.
(PS: Landru beat me to the punch saying essentially the same things with a tad more invective.)