We signed a bunch of big name free agents last year and we didn't make the playoffs.
2009 - Traded for Tony McDaniel; Signed Jake Grove, Gibril Wilson, Cameron Wake, Joe Berger, Ethan Kilmer, Eric Green - Result...no playoffs
2010 - Traded for Brandon Marshall; Signed Karlos Dansby, Richie Incognito, Cory Procter, Montavious Stanley, Marques Douglas, Charles Grant, Bobby Carpenter, Clifton Smith - Result - no playoffs
2011 - Traded for Reggie Bush; Signed Kevin Burnett, Jason Trusnik, Matt Moore, Ronald Fields, Marc Colombo, Jason Taylor, Kevin O'Connell, Ray Willis, David Nixon, K.J. Gerard, John Matthews, Marvin Mitchell, Larry Johnson, Gerald Alexander, Will Yeatman, Dante Rosario, Ryan Cook, Will Allen, Igor Oshansky, Nate Jones, Steve Slaton, Sage Rosenfels - Result...no playoffs
2012 - Signed David Garrard, Chad Johnson, Richard Marshall - Results - no playoffs
2013 - Signed Dustin Keller, Phillip Wheeler, Dannell Ellerbe, Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson - Result - No playoffs
What's worse is that most of these guys aren't even on the team anymore. Free agency should never be looked at as a way to build your roster. I don't know of too many teams that sign high priced free agents and win super bowls or even make the playoffs.
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Another sky is falling thread and we aren't even three full days into free agency...uhggggggggg
All I was trying to do was find a point of agreement with the OP because I saw the point he was attempting to make, agreed with some of the premises of what he was trying to convey, and didn't want to continue to pile on him and then it's "you guys this and you guys that"
I realize where Hilton was found, what injury Wayne is coming off of, and Allen's numbers. And did I not specify that I would build through the draft as well? All I said was that I'm indifferent at this point, partially because we haven't hit the draft yet and here come the attack dogs. Lighten up, it's JUST football.
And forgive me for not being fully on board with everything this franchise does or doesn't do. I offer you my most sincere apologies.
Fare thee well.
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I'm now at the decision this is a well done troll job. That's the only plausible explanation
im glad the jets werent able to get pettigrew.
but so forth, i want the fins to sign blount and get another legit DB opposite of grimes. another pass rusher wouldve been nice to like demarcus ware but then again jordan needs to play more downs
We're still short 3 starters on the OL. We still have a poor run defense. We still need a #2 and a #3 cornerback, unless you trust Will Davis and Jamar Taylor to suddenly become good, healthy players (I don't).
We still have two wide receivers coming off of knee injuries. We still need a TE to complement Clay. I still have big concerns about our safeties. So, yeah, uhm, I don't understand why people are thrilled with what's going on here.
Signing Grimes was a great first step. Signing Albert a left tackle was a necessary step. Now we have to address all of the other problems.