Q: I disagree with you on Tampa Bay as the free-agency winner this year. Kansas City, by far, had the best and lost the least. Tampa Bay will have a lot of work to stay out of the cellar in its division, and Carolina, New Orleans and Atlanta all are better.
Patrick in Cape Carol, Fla.
A: By far the best? That’s a little bit of an overreaction. The Chiefs had a good free-agency period. In my opinion, they have more talent than the Bucs. They’ve added a No. 2 cornerback in Stanford Routt and a starting right tackle in Eric Winston.
After that, they added good backups: Kevin Boss, Brady Quinn, Peyton Hillis and Abram Elam. How can two starters top three starters: Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright? I’m not even mentioning the backups signed by the Bucs.
But I do agree the Panthers could end up having a better record than the Buccaneers.