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Are great free agency signings all that great?



Well here's the thing about teams that have great free agent signings - they often flop during the regular season. Anyone remember Philadelphia's "dream team" of a couple years back? All of them but Vick are gone now, and Vick sucks.

Granted, anytime you are dumb enough to proclaim yourself as a dream team, you are asking for trouble. But still, watch Miami and Cleveland next season. I'm not saying they won't be better, but I'll bet it won't be by much.

However, if they weren't in our division, I'd root for Cleveland. Paul Kruger showed an immense amount of class yesterday when he defended the Ravens for blowing up the defense. He said that the Ravens are an excellent organization and that whatever they do, no matter how silly it looks, it is done based upon a plan and that they will come out on the plus side in the end.

And I tend to agree with that. Other than Boldin, which cannot be rationalized under any circumstances and, to a lesser degree, Pollard, which also makes no sense, I have had no issue with anyone else they have let go.

In other Ravens news, their one signing - Canty? Is that his name? - is getting at least a little bit of good press. I didn't knock the signing, I just felt it was rather irrelevant. But there are some talking heads out there who think that the Ravens have done what they do best - finding guys who are under the radar but ready to make their mark. Now I don't know how you can say that about a 30-year-old defensive lineman who had a grand total of 28 tackles and three sacks last year, but maybe that's why the Ravens are so good at this. Maybe they looked beyond the numbers and at the film and saw something I didn't. Maybe he was hurt or was used wrong or whatever.

Anyway, another day, another panic? Well hey, if we can trade a sixth round pick for Anquan Boldin, it will have been a good day indeed.

The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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