"He was back to a 1 p.m. kickoff for the first time in a couple of weeks, and he predictably rebounded."
Yeah... you don't get to say "predictably," Walt. You predicted the Bengals to flail again. You predicted the Rams to cover the seven. You predicted Dalton's "late-season swoon" to continue. You were dead wrong, and you can't even admit it.
2010 NFL Free Agency: Star rating is out of five. Age listing as of Sept. 1, 2010.
Nick Collins (RFA), FS, Packers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Packers (4 years, $27 million)
One of the top free safeties in the NFL. If the Packers can't re-sign him to a long-term deal, they'll give him the highest tender possible.
Bernard Pollard (RFA), SS, Texans. Age: 25. Re-signed with Texans (1 year, $2.5 million)
You have to wonder what the Chiefs were thinking when they let Bernard Pollard go. The Texans signed Pollard, and he instantly improved their anemic run defense.
Darren Sharper, FS, Saints. Age: 34. Re-signed with Saints (1 year)
Darren Sharper's age is a concern, but he still has one or two years left of top productivity. Sharper is one of the smartest defensive players in the NFL, and would be a huge upgrade for almost any secondary.
A vastly underrated safety, Reed Doughty helped the Redskins' defense keep the team in most games. He's great against the run.
Antrel Rolle, FS, Cardinals. Age: 27. Signed with Giants (5 years, $37 million; $15 million guaranteed)
Antrel Rolle gets interceptions, but he can be a liability in coverage sometimes. He'll be overpaid in this thin free-agent market.
Ryan Clark, FS, Steelers. Age: 30. Re-signed with Steelers
Ryan Clark is a decent free safety who will probably be re-signed. If not, this position will be a huge need for the Steelers.
George Wilson (RFA), S, Bills. Age: 29. Re-signed with Bills (1 year, $1.7 million)
George Wilson started 12 games because of injuries to other players, and Buffalo's defense didn't suffer at all. Wilson, who will play behind Donte Whitner and Jairus Byrd in 2010, could start for numerous other teams.