I am all for free agents I just think you are better getting guys like Dwan Edwards who aren't big names who you can develop. Most big name guys are not worth the money which is why they are being released.
How can you say on one hand we need to be like Pittsburgh and release guys in their prime and then say we should pick up other team's guys in their prime and pay them a wad. Seems hypocritical.
Well...Randy Moss, Ed Reed are big names. I agree you avoid those....
But there are some pretty big FAs (not household names) that generally play big roles when picked up in FA. We need to up our standard on occasion from just the the Tank Tyler and Legatron caliber FA.
I said we don't follow the Steeler model....we don't. Our FO brags about it though. I never said that model was my ideal path. I think at one point we did a pretty dang good job building teams here. We lost that....probably after Keyshawn go round. We gave up. We had some pretty solid teams that fit what our coaches wanted and made FA moves.