Having just seen a couple of unrelated threads that descended into bashing the Ochocinco & Haynesworth signings, I took a moment and made a list of the significant veterans signed in this offseason who played in at least one game. Here's what I came up with: Mark Anderson Andre Carter Shaun Ellis Albert Haynesworth Matt Light Logan Mankins Chad Ochocinco Gerard Warren Brian Waters That's 9 players including 4 key starters and 1 semi-starter for a Superbowl team, and only 1 (Mankins) was a long-term, big-money commitment. For perspective, I tried to compile a comparable list for 2010. Can this really be all? Alge Crumpler Gerard Warren Vince Wilfork It sure looks like the combo of the nonexistent offseason, compressed FA period and shortened camp led to a strategic decision to throw a ton of mid-priced veterans into the mix and see who floated to the top. On balance, I'd call the strategy a clear success. How about you?