Best Free Agency Ever?
Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:50 AM
My personal opinion is, yes.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:56 AM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:05 AM
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.
what about the year Stephen Davis was brought in?
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.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:12 AM
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
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.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:23 AM
What about the year we brought in Keyshawn Johnson?
I'm hoping this is sarcasm.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:28 AM
1996: S. Beuerlein, E. Davis, K. Greene, W. Walls, etc.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:46 AM
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.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:51 AM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:04 AM
...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.