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One Writer's View of Our FA Moves

Other than the Donald Thomas signing, he basically blasts all the other moves. Frankly, I have to agree with him.

It looks as if Grigson learned nothing during his tenure of Philadelphia while assembling the "dream team" several years ago. At least at that time, Philly was throwing big bucks at established, Type A free agents. Now he's throwing the same amount of money at career backups, castoffs, and/or guys with injury concerns.

Personally, I have no issue with the players that he signed. I do have a MAJOR issue with the amount that he signed them for. Sean Smith signed for $6MM per year, we signed Toler (Who has injury issues) for $5MM per. Who would your rather have? Do you honestly believe that there were so many teams bidding for Walden that we had to give him $4MM per?? If that is the case....fine, let them have him. I'd rather double it and spend $8MM on Kruger.

These guys mayyy turn out to be great signings, but we shouldn't be paying top dollar for them...not after seeing what we could have gotten Kruger, Avril, Smith, Welker, etc for.

If these guys end up being what they've always been; a third string OLB (Walden), a second string DE/DT (RJF), an injury-plagued CB/S (Toler/Landry) then Grigson will have set this team's development back several years and blown an opportunity to put $40MM++ in cap space to good use.

As I said, if they were signed for $1MM - $2MM per with minimal guaranteed money to SUPPLEMENT the signings of some bigger names, I'd have no issue. If they don't work out, just cut them and move on. You haven't tied up a lot of cap space and still have the established guys to carry the team.

But since we put all our eggs in the "diamond-in-the-rough" basket, if the majority of them don't work out it's going to suck big time.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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