When it comes to sports, second-guessing may be America's No. 1 pastime.
Too many of us fans and media members think we're smarter than the coaches, more savvy than the GMs and cooler under pressure than the players. We can't help but question the play-calling, the subs, the trades, the signings and the decisions to throw that pass, take that shot or go for that extra base.
When we're not second-guessing the grown-ups who get paid to play, we're telling high school kids where to go to college, and college kids when to go pro, and pros young and old how to spend their money. It's like we're wired to act like parents to people we don't even know.
Thus, the last two weeks of frenetic NFL trades and free-agent signings have been a second-guesser's playground.
Look at Nnamdi Asomugha, for example. As soon as the All-Pro cornerback—the biggest free agent on the market who wasn't a lock to re-sign with his old team—decided to ink a five-year, $60 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, know-it-all critics pounced from every angle.
Whether it was questioning Asomugha's choice of team, the team's choice of him or picking apart the methods of the other teams that wanted Asomugha but missed out on him (49ers, Cowboys, Jets, etc.), there was a contingent of second-guessers for every decision that was made by every party throughout the process.
Using the conveniently perfect vision that comes with hindsight, we can look at each of the NFL's top 30 free agents to sign this offseason and find one team that may have been a better option for them. Because, of course, we know what's best.