Every NFL Team's Biggest Offseason Regret By Russell S. Baxter Aug 10, 2015 Frank Franklin II/Associated Press Regrets? We have a few.In fact, there are a total of 32, one for each NFL team.Here we will look at each club's offseason decisions they may wind up doing a little second-guessing about within the next six months or so.Let us explain our reasoning behind the selections. We understand that when a franchise has a lot of free agents it can’t bring back everyone, even if it has the best of intentions. In any case, a loss of a player is a loss.Of course, when you make the call to either trade away or trade for, as well as release or add a player, the onus is on the team, and we certainly have our share of examples like that here as well.We are also aware that many players will opt for greener pastures, be it increased salary or more playing time, regardless of the original team's offer. Once again a loss is a loss.So sit back and take in our picks for some moves from the 2015 offseason NFL teams may ultimately regret.Atlanta Falcons: Losing DT Corey PetersBrett Davis-USA TODAY Sports No NFL team allowed more total yards and more passing yards than the Atlanta Falcons this past season.Hence the hiring of new head coach Dan Quinn, who did a marvelous job with the Seattle Seahawks. This offseason, the team has stressed aiding the pass rush with the free-agent signings of Brooks Reed and Adrian Clayborn and the drafting of Vic Beasley.While he tailed off a bit at the end of the season, Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters performed fairly well in 15 games (two starts) in 2014 when it came to run defense, courtesy of Pro Football Focus. That’s an area the Falcons could also use some help in as well.The five-year pro signed with the Arizona Cardinals and should help that team overcome the free-agent loss of defensive tackle Dan Williams and the release of defensive tackle Darnell Dockett who missed all of 2014.But it also seems he may have been able to help the Falcons as well.Carolina Panthers: Signing T Michael OherChuck Burton/Associated Press After last season, the Carolina Panthers were more than willing to take a chance on anyone helping them at left tackle.As has been well-documented in a number of places, Byron Bell couldn’t begin to fill veteran Jordan Gross' shoes. Gross retired following the 2013 season after a stellar 11-year career. Bell had season-long issues keeping quarterback Cam Newton out of harm’s way, and it’s safe to say the play at the position went from Gross to…gross.Enter Michael Oher, the one-time Baltimore Ravens first-round pick who spent five seasons with John Harbaugh’s club before signing with the Tennessee Titans in 2014. He was far from impressive in Nashville and was released after one season.We know Oher can play either left or right tackle. But do we know if the massive lineman can play left tackle well enough to keep Newton safe and secure?New Orleans Saints: Releasing RB Pierre ThomasChuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports What has been the bigger surprise: the fact that the New Orleans Saints released running back Pierre Thomas earlier this year or that no other NFL team has picked him up to date?In eight seasons with Sean Payton’s club dating back to 2007, the veteran performer scored 40 touchdowns and racked up 6,353 yards from scrimmage. In 2014, Thomas was limited to just 11 contests, but he still finished third on the club with 222 rushing yards (two touchdowns) and fourth on the team with 45 catches.Quarterback Drew Brees is one of the game's best, but he does come off a season in which he committed 20 of the team’s 30 turnovers. He’s now without not only Thomas, but the Saints also traded both tight end Jimmy Graham and wide receiver Kenny Stills.At the very least, the Saints got something for those two performers. That’s not the case when it comes to Thomas.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Losing ILB Mason FosterMatt Marton/Associated Press Although he was limited to only 62 tackles and three passes defensed in 10 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past season, inside linebacker Mason Foster left for the Chicago Bears via free agency.Given the Bucs’ issues on defense this past season (ranked 25th in the NFL in total yards and 19th in the league against the run), it was a bit of a surprise that the team didn’t try harder to retain his services. Tampa signed former free agent Bruce Carter to play middle linebacker this upcoming season.In each of his first three seasons with the Buccaneers, Foster totaled at least 80 tackles, and over his four-year career, he has added a total of six sacks, five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns in 2013) and 13 passes defensed.For every team.....link
Foster is a very solid mlb. If carter doesn't stay healthy or plays poorly, it could easily become a regret. It will take the whole season though before we know which way it's going to go. That's my biggest fear with Carter....his ability to stay healthy.
if another team would have hopped on mason foster then the author would have a much better storyline. but it took weeks for him to get a one year deal. foster is a solid MLB. but hes also a liability in a passing NFL. and it would have been very difficult for the Bucs to re-sign him and transition him to the bench.as for orlando franklin, ill be interested to see how he responds in SD. like welker did, it was a pretty good move for him - going to a respected offensive coach with a great QB.