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Old 03-13-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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According to the NFL Network its Chicago and Baltimore.

But **** them

Denver had a lack of depth and size on the D-line. In a week they changed that. So clearly Denver has had the best FA period.

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Baltimore... As much as I hate them, the addition of Bolden is exactly what they needed.

Never mind... You said AFCW

In that case I'll go with Denver.

Though KC helped themselves with their coaching moves their FA haul has been less than stellar.

and on the other side Oakland and San Diego have done basically nothing.

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According to the NFL Network its Chicago and Baltimore.

But **** them

Denver had a lack of depth and size on the D-line. In a week they changed that. So clearly Denver has had the best FA period.

Wow when did the Bears & Ravens join the AFCW
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Baltimore... As much as I hate them, the addition of Bolden is exactly what they needed.

Never mind... You said AFCW

In that case I'll go with Denver.

Though KC helped themselves with their coaching moves their FA haul has been less than stellar.

and on the other side Oakland and San Diego have done basically nothing.
I'm wondering why KC was seeing the RB position as the primary one that needed bolstered... Thomas Jones will expect to start, but it's difficult to ignore the numbers Jamaal Charles was putting up at the end of last season. Because of the possibility of injuries, they do need a serviceable backup, but don't they need a lot more help at WR than at RB? They also need an upgrade at QB, IMHO.... neither Croyle nor Cassel are very good.
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I'm wondering why KC was seeing the RB position as the primary one that needed bolstered... Thomas Jones will expect to start, but it's difficult to ignore the numbers Jamaal Charles was putting up at the end of last season. Because of the possibility of injuries, they do need a serviceable backup, but don't they need a lot more help at WR than at RB? They also need an upgrade at QB, IMHO.... neither Croyle nor Cassel are very good.
Soooooooo, are you saying Denver helped themselves the most?
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basically by default as SD and Oakland have done nothing
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Might be KC. They haven't cut anyone without a replacement and they signed a good player. We addressed a need, but we might have overpaid to do it, and cutting Andre Davis just straight up makes the team worse than if we had kept him. And we don't have a center.
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Might be KC. They haven't cut anyone without a replacement and they signed a good player. We addressed a need, but we might have overpaid to do it, and cutting Andre Davis just straight up makes the team worse than if we had kept him. And we don't have a center.
how do you overpay in a non cap year? 2 of our new signings have front loaded contracts
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because there will be a cap at some point, and Bowlen ain't rollin' in the cash. anything you pay to one guys comes out of the pool of cash Bowlen is willing to pony up. given our vast swath of RFA's that are probably not going to be very happy with that they have, money is a concern.
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because there will be a cap at some point, and Bowlen ain't rollin' in the cash. anything you pay to one guys comes out of the pool of cash Bowlen is willing to pony up. given our vast swath of RFA's that are probably not going to be very happy with that they have, money is a concern.
like i said, go look at the total value of their contracts and what they are making this year, very frontloaded.

next year is not so bad and clearly the important ones will get their money then.
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I'm wondering why KC was seeing the RB position as the primary one that needed bolstered... Thomas Jones will expect to start, but it's difficult to ignore the numbers Jamaal Charles was putting up at the end of last season. Because of the possibility of injuries, they do need a serviceable backup, but don't they need a lot more help at WR than at RB? They also need an upgrade at QB, IMHO.... neither Croyle nor Cassel are very good.
I think Cassel will be a good QB with more help with the O line and a good WR!
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Soooooooo, are you saying Denver helped themselves the most?
Too soon to tell. It's good that the D-line is being addressed and doing it via FA rather than the draft is more likely to yield immediate results (linemen usually take a season or two to develop).
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I think Cassel will be a good QB with more help with the O line and a good WR!
Maybe. I doubt that he'll ever be worth what the Chefs paid him though. And he would definitely need a bolstered O-line and someone to catch the ball if he's ever gonna look better than "one bad play away from the bench"...
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Seems like you guys have cut more talent than you have signed. How that translates into improving the team, I'm not sure.

IMO, nobody in the west has done much to improve. I think Denver may be trying to position themselves in the draft for the position they want to draft. But thats speculation on my part.

KC has improved in the sense that they are deeper at RB. As for the coaching changes, that really doesn't qualify as free agent improvement. But if you want the most improved team in the off season with all additions considered, then KC is the most improved hands down. But then they also had the most room to improve so....
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I think Cassel will be a good QB with more help with the O line and a good WR!
Having Charlie Weiss as his OC wouldn't hurt either...
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Wow when did the Bears & Ravens join the AFCW

I had my contacts out. So...I misread.

As for the AFCW, Denver.

SD and Oakland have not had any big signings. KC is trying but its like watching a midget climb Mt Everest.


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Maybe. I doubt that he'll ever be worth what the Chefs paid him though. And he would definitely need a bolstered O-line and someone to catch the ball if he's ever gonna look better than "one bad play away from the bench"...
I would be a lot more comfortable with him as our QB than Orton!
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Seems like you guys have cut more talent than you have signed. How that translates into improving the team, I'm not sure.

IMO, nobody in the west has done much to improve. I think Denver may be trying to position themselves in the draft for the position they want to draft. But thats speculation on my part.

KC has improved in the sense that they are deeper at RB. As for the coaching changes, that really doesn't qualify as free agent improvement. But if you want the most improved team in the off season with all additions considered, then KC is the most improved hands down. But then they also had the most room to improve so....
Other than Jones, who have you signed?? I didn't think RB was a position of need on your team...
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Sleight edge to the Broncos.
Got the big NT we've needed, at least for a season or 2. Got some rotational guys.Considering how the defense did last season, we definitely helped ourselves. We still need to work on OFF. Now C or G is the target. At least thats where I think is a big need. KC got some skill players and a busted over the hill C that probably wouldn't have got picked up unless teams had injuries at that position. So they stocked up a little on some weapons but their OL is still weak.


Baja, you should have included a poll with this thread so we could see if sirhcyennek81 would still pick with Chicago or Baltimore.

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Baja, you should have included a poll with this thread so we could see if sirhcyennek81 would still pick with Chicago or Baltimore.

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Other than Jones, who have you signed?? I didn't think RB was a position of need on your team...
Depth at RB was a need. I think we probably signed the best backup in the league. He ran for 1400 yards last season. Granted behind a better O line. But he will help a great deal if Charles goes down, or as a backup to Charles. We nearly made a fragile position on the team bullet proof.

The Chiefs WILL run the ball next season.

Like I said, I dont think the AFCW has done much in the FA period overall. The Broncos would be looking a little better with thier signings if they weren't cutting players like Davis. Seems like you took one step forward and 2 steps back with that move, IMO. But thats just my opinion.
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