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Best Free Agency Ever?

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There is still some bargains to be had out there as far as free agency goes, but considering what we've already done, cap space notwithstanding, would you consider this to be our greatest free agency class (on paper) ever?

My personal opinion is, yes.

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what about the year Stephen Davis was brought in?

I wanted to add that as the benchmark, but there are very different circumstances. I don't think we had nearly as many holes to fill that year and SD was pretty much the one big signing that carried us over to the Superbowl the next year. EDIT: I feel like an idiot. Jake was signed that same offseason.

On paper, we have addressed several different positions with starters from other teams on really cheap deals.

So, I guess I mean in terms of both quantity and quality.

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Okay, so this was our class of 2003:

2003 Unrestricted Free Agents Signed Pos Player Team G Doug Brzezinski Philadelphia QB Jake Delhomme New Orleans WR Kevin Dyson Tennessee LB Greg Favors Buffalo WR Ricky Proehl

St. Louis

Problem is, that is from our official website, yet, they don't even have Stephen Davis listed. All things considered, it's hard to beat any FA class that includes your starting QB for the next 8 years or so.

Okay, so maybe this is the second best FA class.

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It's certainly one of our better FA, and it's only Gettleman's first year. To those laughing, you want Hurney back?

What about the year we brought in Keyshawn Johnson?

I'm hoping this is sarcasm.

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1995: J. Kasay, L. Lathon, S. Mills, P. Metzelaars, etc

1996: S. Beuerlein, E. Davis, K. Greene, W. Walls, etc.

2013: Yawn

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I gotta see something on the field before I'm ready to say that.

I'm not a fan of playing the "looks good on paper" card. Lots of past teams that have looked great "on paper" wound up underachieving when it came time to play the game.

Can at least say that I'm impressed with what Gettleman has done so far. It definitely looks like this has the potential to be a great offseason. I have more hope for the future of this team than I've had for some time.

So yes, I believe this offseason will indeed translate to on-field improvement, but I gotta see the quality of the results before I can rightly judge the quality of the process.

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It depends on how you define "Best FA". With the salary cap crunch we were in, this was an outstanding, eventful, surprising and caculating FA. We actually used FA to shore up positions of need to allow us to take the BPA in the draft. Gettleman is already better than Hurney, just to think if Gettleman had been with from the start?

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...just to think if Gettleman had been with from the start?

Not criticizing, but thoughts like this (i.e. what could have been) depress me :(

I would add that my estimation of how good this free agent period has been will certainly go up if I'm given a reason to make a change to my sig pic.

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