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: March 02, 2008, 11:57:20 AM

Does the article actually explain why big free agent deals backfire or just list some that have?

It basically shows that teams that spend a ton of money in FA, like Washington and SF in their examples, don't always equate to wins. 


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#1 : March 02, 2008, 11:56:52 AM

With the way these boards have been the last few days, how do you dare post that?

I tried to warn these boards before FA even opened. But apparently not everyone listened.

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#2 : March 02, 2008, 11:56:20 AM

Great read, DTG.  It won't change some opinions, but it does work.  Some forget that that's how the foundation of the great Buc teams were formed starting in 1997.  Re signing our key young draft picks to extensions like Lynch, Sapp, Brooks, Abraham, Barber, Alstott, etc.  When we were building the foundation, they didn't delve into FA that often in terms of quantity.  McKay re signed those he considered the core before they became FA.  He would then supplement (or at least attempt to) those drafted players with FA pieces.


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#3 : March 02, 2008, 11:52:21 AM

Does the article actually explain why big free agent deals backfire or just list some that have?

FRG is the most logical poster on this board.  You guys just don\'t like where the logical conclusions take you.

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#4 : March 01, 2008, 11:20:46 PM

Interesting article, obviously written before some of the signings were completed.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/01/SPK4VBB9C.DTL

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#5 : March 02, 2008, 01:50:22 AM

blasphemy!!!!!

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#6 : March 02, 2008, 11:41:29 AM

blasphemy!!!!!

You crack me up, SunnyD.

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#7 : March 02, 2008, 11:48:29 AM

DTG,

With the way these boards have been the last few days, how do you dare post that?

Many of these posters are not interested in that kind of factual information. Its easier to piss and moan.

Learn to disagree without being disagreeable-Ronald Reagan circa 1981



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#8 : March 02, 2008, 12:02:36 PM

Using Washington is taking it to the extreme. Just as there have been free agent busts, there has been free agent success. Not sure what the point of that article is other than to point out a list of free agent blunders.

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#9 : March 02, 2008, 12:17:31 PM

New England was successful in FA, but look what's happening now.  More often than not, it's a 1 yr fix with the majority moving on the following year, or you're suck in a situation that's just not compatible, ie Archuleta, Brandon Lloyd. It's March 2, RELAX! I applaud Allen's restraint and look forward to seeing the results of this impulse buying.
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