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#21 rayzor

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 12:24 PM

Tampa went from awful to pretty respectable with the addition of a franchise quarterback and 2 dominant DTs and a WR or two. Sure we could use a few pieces here and there like a RG, maybe a corner, but we could take the same guys in a better offensive scheme, add a franchise quarterback and a couple of penetrating DTs and this team would be at least 5-7 instead of 1-11.

agreed. it won't take but a few additions to get this team clicking and competitive once a new coaching staff/philosophy/scheme gets here.

the DTs we need can be found in FA. there are some good ones that can be plugged in right away and make a pretty big difference.

same is true for RG. FA has some good possibilities. we need to be throwing money at DT and RG getting some experience in there. that and getting otah healthy would incredibly improve the trenches and production on both sides of the ball.

at WR...i don't know. i feel pretty good with the group we have right now. both lafell and gettis are better than i thought they would be. smith still has some years left on him, but i wouldn't be opposed to trading him in for a younger model (i've said that a few times before). i'm a fan of rosario and barnidge. even king isn't a bad target, but i don't see him returning. goodson has a TON of potential as a receiver, but really all of our RBs are solid receivers. we don't need to do anything to mess up what we have there.

a QB is what is going to make the biggest difference, though. well, that and the scheme and playcalling. both luck and newton would be able to make an impact immediately, imo....esp. if the offense was built around their strengths and was geared towards helping them develop like most teams who are successful with rookie QBs have done.

a vet QB does need to be brought in as a backup to the new QB and to help with his development and ability to spot things on the field.

beyond those few things, though, i think the team is in pretty good shape. all of the young guys that are on the team right now will have a year under their belts and another offseason which should help all of them.

i don't think we need to have a ton of rookies brought in, though. most acquisitions we make, other than starting QB, needs to be through FA getting a bit more experience.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:21 PM

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:25 PM

...I think any prospective coach has got to be ejaculating over the talent we have. Names like Smith, Beason, Davis, Otah, Williams, Stewart, Goodson, Gross, Johnson, Hardy, Anderson, Brown, Conner, Fiametta, Kalil, Munnerlyn, Rosario, Marshall, Baker, Gamble, hell even Gettis, Lafell and Jimmay. This team is not that bad and with the right coach we can go places with some tweeks, we are not that far off, get a new attitude and scheme and we'll be alright in a year or two. JR did the right thing and this medicine is hard to swallow but we are going to emerge a better ball club.