Everyone is talking about the Bears making a splash in the free agent market, and they certainly have, but is Chester Taylor really a guy who should be getting a four-year deal? Of course, it is the NFL, and contracts don't actually mean anything, unless the money is specifically designated as guaranteed. And he was kind of a bargain, averaging only a little $3 million over 4 years. That's not bad for a running back who will contend for the starting job. But he's 30 years old. He isn't a four year solution, lack of mileage on his feet notwithstanding. It screams how unhappy the Bears are with Matt Forte, but as even the most casual observer knows--the Chicago Bears offensive line sucks, and their defense is old (and doesn't get much younger with Peppers), and maybe Chester Taylor doesn't change those factors. I'm dumbfounded that no one has offered a similar deal to Pierre Thomas, at least in the interest in making the Saints actually invest in their best running back. He's what? 5 years younger? Isn't that worth a 2nd round pick to someone out there? Why not make the Saints match a deal, rather than giving them Thomas' services for under $1.5 million?
Not curious, but just badass--The Ravens getting Anquan Boldin, who 2 seasons ago, got his face broken in half, came back 3 weeks ahead of schedule, and kicked ass. He's fucking badass, and he's a great fit for the Ravens, who needed a great receiver to fit with their aspirations to be a great throwing team (which hurt them at times this past season). Getting Boldin means that a good, but aging quickly defense can be the focus of the draft. Between Flacco, Rice and Boldin, the Ravens have their top 3 skill position players locked in. No one is going to be too excited to play them come next year.