In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
Worked well with Rodney Harrison, but when you think about it Harrison wasn't old and he wasn't some low priced free agent signing. It worked with Ted Washington, but Washington wasn't old and washed up at that point either. It worked well with Carter (for 8 games) and it woked with that guard from KC (I can never remember his name...probably because he was a short term fix that ran home and sulked after the season because he wanted more money).
It didn't work with Ocho Cinco...that's for damn sure, and it cost us 7 million of our precious cap space that year. Imagine what 7 million can buy you.
When we signed Harrison his best years were behind him according to San Diego, Washington was ancient; when we say they are old that means in football terms, a thirty year old is already a grizzled vet, middle to late thirties is ancient.
I can imagine what 7 million can buy me but if there's nobody else available, then you sign the best fit. Ocho was cut, so it was a one year rental. I agree with you the problem lies in the mix of vets and young talent, that being said the youth is the problem not the vets, the young guys have to learn what it takes to win and have to eat some crow... we don't have enough desire and mental toughness, maybe this year. Add one tough interior DT like Suh in Detroit who is mean and pisses vinegar and we'll be a lot tougher.
Mt Hurl is personally offended that Ochocinco took some of Kraft's money. LOL
Here's a test for the Mt Hurl types which expose their entire premise even more:
In 2005, BB signed Duane Starks, Monty Beisel, Chad Brown, etc. Here's the test: Did these guys not working out actually impact how Tom Brady and our offense played in Denver in the postseason that year? I believe it was 10-3 Denver at halftime.
Brady went on to throw two INTs, one a pick 6, and 3 fumbles by Brown and Faulk, sealed the deal in Denver.
Branch actually had 153 yards receiving in that game, which reflects lack of balance on offense in the shotgun spread base which we used that year. Hmm.
Did those 3 failed FA signings affect NE's collapses in INdy in 2006, barely scorring any points in the second half? Answer? No.
Did they affect 2007's SB run? Answer? No.
Mt Hurl, acts like a butt hurt little girl because Tom Brady isn't getting another ring, but the irony is, Brady wants to throw from the shotgun. "I prefer the shotgun." - T. Brady, 2010.
He doesn't get that BB's strategy is to upp the odds by adding more not only for competiton, but hoping the more players hit. Mt Hurl's reaction is to focus on one guy who wasn't an All Pro or maybe didn't make the team (Addai), but the crop of players at a position isn't even affected.
It's like, if BB isn't 100% perfect, which no GM can be, Mt Hurl holds BB's feet to fire to this irrational state. I feel really sorry his kids, if he does have kids. I know I feel sorry for the kids he apparently teaches, too. The behavior is dangerous around young, impressionable kids.
I'm not sure...are you trying to make me look bad or better?? Duane Starks, Monty (I liked to fall on a pile) Biesel and Chad (I was so washed up that even I couldn't believe I got signed) Brown were our free agent signings on defense. We/they couldn't keep a white water rafting guide (Jake the snake) from scoring ten in the half and many more before the game was over and it's Brady's fault??? Once again your lack of football knowledge is truly breath taking.