07 Mar 2005
Here are Peter King's thoughts on free agency so far. He's very big on the moves made by the Cowboys, although for someone who just wrote a column about Drew Bledsoe being over the hill, he sure does engage in a lot of Bledsoe hyperbole. ("The last time he played for Parcells he was the kind of bombs-away, productive player who put up enough numbers to merit a trip to Honolulu." Peter, that was nine years ago.) I can't argue with him about the other Dallas moves though. I also agree with him that Derrick Blaylock is a good addition to the Jets, that Washington still seems to change strategies roughly every three days, that Oakland needs defense, and that Trent Dilfer to Cleveland seems a little odd. I'll disagree with him that Nick Saban has been smart to sit out free agency in Miami. The Dolphins started the offseason as a team that needed an entire offensive line and a running back and still are a team that needs an entire offensive line and a running back.
Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.