The poor fa's who helped us win superbowl 2011 - amazing.
You have to overpay if you want the top guys on the market and rolle was that - and canty not far behind. Remember cc brown was there the year before. Are they overpaid - yes - were theyt poor signings not really.
The giants need to bring in some hungry guys. Id sign a bunch of low cost players to compeat for jobs
How did Asanwhaaaah and Rogers Cromartie work out for Philly?
Lotta money for little return on the field.
look jomo i am not advocating big time spending like amsmoughah and heynsworth - i am saying those were huge needs and reese filled them and they worked very well for 11.
Now you really cant point out stevie brown - he is an exception not a rule. Those guys dont just turn up year to year although reese has an amazing knack for finding them.
I remember thinking Stevie may not survive the final cut. Some people left him off their final 53
We win with cheap players found deep in the draft (Bradshaw) or undrafted free agents (Cruz, Hixon etc). No one wins with a primary strategy to sign high priced elite free agents.
PS I don't think Stevie Brown is an exception. How about our LT Sean Locklear? We got him for a song. We might have paid $5M for a LT of comparable talent in free agency. We got him on the cheap.
I just think that you win championships by playing the value game and wrap that around a few key players; QB, pass rushers, LT, WR