Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:Yup. Really bad draft and off season moves this year compared to last.
Its like night and day.
I don't know if I agree that it was a "really bad draft," but one thing is pretty certain. They've got a ton of picks for the next one and you can bet they'll package some of them to move up for a stud D lineman in the first round. I'll be very surprised if that doesn't happen.
Yeah I don't buy the "bad draft" thing at all. These guys are not playing because 1) they were drafted for the future, 2) are hurt, or 3) were hurt when they were drafted so got them at lower pick than they should have to begin with. They also traded s number of picks for picks THIS year. Why? Because they weren't going to have that many spots for players to make the team. Push back those picks and improve your position in the draft. That's what the Pats did for years until they finally used those picks THIS year.
As for the Free Agents, I think they did pretty well. The had a weakness at WR and they filled it very cheaply with 2 players (Moss and Manninham). Jacobs wasn't great, but neither was Edwards last year. Most importantly, they are making these moves CHEAPLY and filling their needs SMARTLY. They didn't get players like Whitner and Rogers this year, but they didn't need them they have instead been resigning the players they need to like Rogers and Bowman. Hopefully, Goldson is next.