It was a fun and exciting time for some teams, but the free agency period is over. How did we fare?
Not too good. We only signed backup safety Anthony Smith and while he is a good pick up, we probably could have used a couple more players on the defensive side of the ball.
If only free agency lasted more than a week. If only it was a period that went on for more than a month. If only free agency was dynamic and not a set list of players available.
OH YEAH, IT IS!
Some people think that free agency lasts a week. They are wrong. The free agency period ends on April 17th. Relax.
I knew this was coming. I knew it so much that most of this article was written on (looks at date) Sunday February 15, 2009 at 10:26 p.m. Shaq and Kobe just got co-MVP of the All Star Game. It was cute.
Ryan Pickett wasn’t signed until late March in 2006.
Charles Woodson signed in 2006 on April 26th. April.
Yet here we are in early March and some people are freaking out. Not all of us are. Odds are YOU’RE not freaking out, but you see the others doing it. Things to keep in mind about this team:
A) They don't make a lot of free agent moves anyway
B) They are not in rebuild mode
We’re a piece or two away from being right back where we were at 13-3 or better. I’d personally rather have health than tons of new players.
Another thing to keep in mind is how things change. Who would have thought Terrell Owens would be cut and a free agent? I bet the Redskins wish they saved some money so they could sign him too!
We've got a long way to go before free agency is over so let's bring it down a notch.
So please do me a favor and calm down. We’ll be okay. We’re the Packers!