Of course you would have signed him, but he wasn't coming here. That's part of the point, elite coaches wouldn't come here and the choices may be better elsewhere.
You named coordinators would made it to the right level. That's a risk, we could totally do that sure, chances are coordinators don't make the leap.
Well we are also in need of a coach, so it's also about opportunity. Pederson would have been great, but we had a coach and now he's gone.
Payton was a coordinator that hit, as was McVay, and Shanny. Sure, if you can totally hit the coordinator hires and totally hit the 1st round picks, of course you do that. Like duh? You talk as if that's certainly. It's a higher chance of failure.