i don't think we had a bad off-season either. Those departures were mainly retirements who weren't going to help the cause much anyway.
The only issue we've had is the Wallace "drama", but i wouldn't call that a "bad" offseason. Plus, we've got a new OC that is creating buzz and excitement. And we never dip deeply into the FA market. I don't get the writers point.
The Ravens had a worse off-season than we did....they lost a few key players to free agency and now have some glaring gaps on the OL and an aging defense to boot. Not to mention publicly unhappy players in Ray Rice and Ed Reed, and Flacco is looking for a high paid, multi-year deal. They seem to be in a much worse spot than we are.