Originally Posted by Yachtzee
I'm fine with the Bengals not going crazy in free agency. Better than spending wildly like the Browns tend to do and they still stink. The team has done a heck of a job in the draft lately, and if having more space to resign these guys means not bringing in free agents, which can be just as hit and miss as with the draft, that's okay by me. Regardless of what I think of Mike Brown's spending, building through the draft and using free agency to find affordable role players seems like a sound strategy to me.
Nobody here seems to be arguing for building through free agency. That's not possible and not realistic for Mikey even if we wanted that. I'm just asking for depth signing and possibly a starter somewhere.
Mike Brown isn't avoiding cutting guys like Jamal Anderson or Jason Allen because they are part of a "plan." They will get cut around camp time and it will go right in his pocket. He will be right at the 89% floor and I guess that's just a MAJOR coincidence. I'm also stunned people are so gullible they are already writing off money for Aj, Gresh, Geno, and Dalton. I've heard this extension story before and Mikey keeps fooling the sheep.