If you have to pay for it, what's so free about it?
Get off your duff gus, we have everyone to talk about, and no one really cares. Have you seen the big media outlets lately? This NFL thing has become so big that talk must continue year round. Great for the fan right? Not really, what are we getting fed? Who is the Free Agent winner? Really who cares and how dare they pretend to know, do you know how many big name additions bomb each year? Yeah sometimes these guys are available because of cap constraints, but most of the time they are available because the team they are on no longer wants them.....in other words there is a reason they are out there and "it ain't a good one either".
They said it....
Bill Polian always chuckles when media try to determine the free agent winners and losers less than a month into the offseason. The idea, he insists, isn't to be the "winner'' in March or April.
The Vikes acquire Moss and Culpepper in two seperate trades releasing the following statement to the press, "We think this combo might work, just a gut feeling"
Outlawed phrases of the week:
We think (insert players name) Well help us get to the next level
We think (insert players name) will be a positive locker room influence
We think (insert players name) will be a contributor right away
Heart of the Matter:
Tell me the last free agent acquisition that led a team to a Super Bowl victory? Tough question huh? Ok, name a Free agent who completely reversed the fortunes of their respective new offense or defense? Still too tough huh? Ok, name the last free agent to make the Pro Bowl the year after joining their new squad? Still pretty tough but probably doable. Does the team with the most pro bowlers always get to and win the Super Bowl? San Diego I am looking at you. The Colts of 05 had more Pro Bowlers than this years Super Bowl Champs.....so in the end that doesn't really matter either, you do have to have a balanced team and although I am not denying that one Free agent can contribute to the improvement of a team, the fact is it takes the whole squad to actually uplift the organization. SO who really wins in the off season? Well if you base it on dollars and cents does an eighty million dollar defensive back guarantee you anything other than off season headlines? Well I can tell you the unwanted side effect it does create. The loyal guy that has been busting his hump for your squad looks over at the newby and his locker and thinks, how can they pay a guy that hasn't sacrificed one thing for this squad ten times what they are paying a guy like me who has been here humping it out? Oh yeah, it happens don't think it doesnt. That does not help build team, in fact it tears it down, makes you wonder why anyone would sign a free agent to a ridiculous contract doesn't it?
The volume of quality mock drafts are down on the net, GOOD! its all guess work at best anyway.....
The best-the worst-the ugliest of the week
The fact that we are one week closer to shutting up the so-called draft experts who barely know where their parking spot is in the studio parking lot.
The Bears blatant disregard for Lance Briggs and his feelings, he wants his eighty million NOW...he can't feed his family on a silly little eight mil a year...lol
The NFL's pompus attitude on using the phrase "Super Bowl"...want to see the video highlights of the game on the NFL Network on line, its easy simply click on "The AFC vs NFC game"~