Once again we led the league in injuries to some of our biggest FA acquisitions.
-Holliday (return game)
If those guys stay healthy along with Odell never getting injured and playing week 1 we probably make the playoffs.
Our big spending last year was also because we had a ton of FA's that we needed to replace.
So this whole "we tried it and it didn't work" that the media and fans keep reiterating is misguided line of thinking.
I'm also well aware that spending big on high prized FA's isn't the correct way to build a football team. Cue the Ted Thompson quote something along the lines of "Teams that are generally active in March usually aren't playing in January-Feb", something along those lines. And I agree with that to an extent. You also have to look at how bad the teams are that have a pattern of elaborate spending every year...i.e Raiders, Jags, Buccs, Redskins, Jets.
You can't just look at it in a vacuum.
We are a very well drafting team. Signing some key free agents along with important role players is very important, I'd argue just as important as the draft in a sense.