In response to mthurl's comment:
Most of the time I'd like to say he is as good as anyone else and at times better - the guy knows what a good football player looks like, however his free agent signings over the last 5 years have not been good. And I don't like his current trend of drafting multiple players from his buddies programs against the wishes of his scouting department - I could handle that if the players selected were not reaches, but they have been.
I don't like these signings and I think they had the biggest hand in us not winning another Super Bowl....Haynesworth, Shaun Ellis, Shawn Springs, Robert Gallery, Stallworth, Gaffney, Fenene, Gregory, Fred Taylor, Joseph Addai, Shiancoe. We were primed for another title...the salary cap had been managed...money was there to spend...needs needed to be filled and we laid a gigantic egg. Gigantic. No one remains (except Gregory) from last year's free agent signings - that was the off season we went into it with 26 million to spend and we came away with Gregory. Think about that. Here we are a year later and we've drafted two safeties to get Gregory off the field and signed another in free agency this year. If Gregory's conttract wasn't such a factor everyone of the free agents from last season would be gone.
I give him a 2.
You do realize there was a lockout in 2011, correct?
His FA signings have mostly been outstanding:
BJGE, Rob Ninkovich, Dan Connolly, Kyle Arrington, Donald Thomas, Nick McDonald, Ryan Wendell, Alge Crumpler, Brian Waters, Brandon Lloyd, Andre Carter, Mark Anderson. All in some way, have been good to very good value/production FA moves. That is 12 names in the last 4 offseasons, prior to this offseason, I'd say 3 FAs on average, helping our team in some way is a pretty darn good yield.
Brandon Bolden also looks quite good to me last year when BB brought in Brandon Lloyd in FA.
You just are one of those fans that needs media reassurance so you can feel secure, which is somewhat embarrassing for you considering you're an adult.
ANd, I am not even counting this year's, which I think are superb with future HOFer (potentially) Adrian Wilson, Leon Washington and Tommy Kelly leading the list.
BB wasn't entering the lockout after 2011 (or spending a lot in the uncapped 2010 because most of the NFL colluded anyway to stay around 120 million), so that's why he didn't make enormous, homerun splashes in FA. If you knew a shred about economics or business, you'd know this. It's why the Jets are in the utter disaster they are in. I've explained this to you before, but you keep immaturely thinking the salary cap doesn't mean anything, contracts don't mean anything and it's there, just because. LOL
But, the players he's signed in FA and developed, the list above? Show me a team that has done better work in that area, please.
Good luck, Mt Hurl. Good luck.
PS You keep mentioning Gallery and Addai if means something. Our RBs were superb as was our O Line last year, so Gallery retiring or Addai deemded not good enough, are moot examples. Where did you go to college, Mt Hurl? The board would love to know this. If our O Line wasn't very good or the Ridley didn't run amuck with Bolden and Vereen w/Woodhead on the bench, the supposed disaster that was Addai not cutting it here, might make sense.
Leave it to you to pee yourself over Kyle Arrington, BJGE, Ryan Wendell, Alge Crumpler (the guy who dropped that touchdown), one year band aides Anderson, Carter and Lloyd. You got to be kidding me? Did you really miss out on that much milk at birth? We signed 150 free agents over the last four years and this is what you wet your pants over? No one has his head further up his rear than you. No one. Half those guys are offensive linemen...Christ! Scharnecia could turn you into a starting guard.
We had a window remaining where we could of really added to this team, instead we went value...had to beat everyone at the negotiation table...had to be smarter than everyone. How smart do we look now? We just gave 41 million to a serial killer! Our double tightend offense is gone, ruined by all the reasons we were warned about with those two players...injury and questionable character. All of the targets Brady was throwing to last year are gone. We just gave the most injury prone receiver in the NFL a longer and larger contract than Welker. What are you going to write when Amendola goes down and Welker is catching 8 passes a week from Manning? I'm sure you'll spin it in some positive light...it's what people lacking milk at birth do.