Part of the offseaon process is clearly the idea of moving players with expiring contracts.
Guys like Rob Sims, Josh Wilson, and Tapp were FG favorites but they were also only under team control for one more year. As part of a calculated rebuild, the front office apparently decided that the 2010 season of each of these guys is worth less than the value of a future draft pick. Q/PM don't seem to have any interest in winning this year, just clearing out the bad contracts and getting some future value in exchange for wins this year.
I don't think I like the strategy, and they haven't stuck to it in every case, but I can at least appreciate that there is some logic behind ditching the 2010 seasons of good, valuable, young players in exchange for mid/late round picks going forward.
The one move that just does not fit with this plan is the Charlie Whitehurst trade. Giving up a 3rd round pick for two seasons of CW is the opposite of a lot of these moves. Without that trade, this offseason would be a pretty constant story of trading expiring assets and cutting bad contracts. When you look at the Whitehurst trade and VJax rumors in the mix with everything else it shows signs that the front office either didn't have a plan when the offseason started, or has dramatically changed course.