This year we are seeing the big names getting signed, with the Bengals idly sitting by.
There were many posts last year lamenting the inactivity of the Bengals during free agency.
....sometimes the best moves are the ones that are not made.
Here is a recap of some of the bigger free agent signings from 2011.
$ is per season
Looking back, i'm very happy that we didn't make some of these moves, which many of us wanted last year.
R Seymour DT...$15.0 mil...29 tackles & 6 sacks (not much for $15 mil)
C Johnson DE...$12.7 mil ...tackles dropped by 34% & sacks dropped by 25%
C Bailey CB...$10.8 mil ...tackles & sacks dropped. 2 int's
S Routt CB...$10.5 mil ...tackles fell. did have 4 int's.
L Woodley LB...$10.3 mil ...39 tackles, that's $264 k per tackle - ouch!
R Edwards DE...$6.0 mil...33 tackles, 3.5 sacks, sacks dropped by over 56%
S Holmes WR...$10.0 mil ...51 rec, 654 yards
D Williams RB...$8.6 mil ...decent season, but only 836 yards rushing
M Lewis TE...$7.0 mil ...receptions dropped to 39, and had 0 TD's
Of course not everybody sucked. T Hali, Asomugah, etc... had good seasons.
But the point being that a lot of the high end free agents (guys equivalent to who are getting signed presently) didn't pan out to be worth the $. So just a little perspective before we decry the season as already lost.
good point. a lot of teams are reaching (33 votes)
b.s. i want big $ free agents, and i want them now! (8 votes)
mmm....do i smell cookies? why did i give them up for Lent? d'oh!!! (8 votes)
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