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Mr. Scot

Is an offseason "big splash" a necessity?

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I'm afraid Suggs might regress without Ray Lewis in his ear every 5 mins.

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If we keep Fox and have the same defensive scheme as we've had we need a big splash or we need to have some ridiculously good drafting in April. We may not to be able to run a 3-4 defense with our current personnel, but we also can't even run our current system with the players we have. No pressure from the front four ruins our already weak scheme.

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I'm afraid Suggs might regress without Ray Lewis in his ear every 5 mins.

Beason needs to start getting in peoples ear.

Although he would sound a lot tougher if he was a murderer too. :o

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Haynesworth and Suggs have their pros and cons. Asomugha has few negatives but would be near impossible to get.

It isn't so much about the pros and cons of specific guys though as it is whether we need to go hard after a big name or just follow the usual "slow and steady" route.

Does the loss of a big name necessitate the acquisition of another big name to replace him?

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The big splash MUST include Turgo leaving.

THEN, the guys you plug in after that will do well.

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I don't want any Baltimore Defender unless their names are Reed or Lewis.... Ask Atlanta how Hartwell worked out for them.... or how Baxter worked out.... etc...

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Our big splash will be signing Jordan Gross and whatever the hell we do with Peppers. (whatever happens with him there will be a splash, just may not be in our pond)

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No big splashes please. Our two biggest acquisitions last off-season were Landon Johnson and DJ Hackett. Then we went and got Brayton and some rookie out of Iowa and they went and contributed far more in their first four games each than our big signings did all year combined.

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No big splashes please. Our two biggest acquisitions last off-season were Landon Johnson and DJ Hackett. Then we went and got Brayton and some rookie out of Iowa and they went and contributed far more in their first four games each than our big signings did all year combined.

Valid point, but we didn't have any big losses last year either.

Does the loss of Peppers necessitate a big name replacement?

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Arguably, Terrell Suggs.

Good call. There's a strong chance he'll be tagged, but if he is free, I would love him as Peppers' replacement.

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