Next Season's Defense....
Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:17 PM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:21 PM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:31 PM
the major thing that is needed is for everyone to be healthy and for them to go into next season with a year under their belt in the system and a full offseason, which they will have.
Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:43 PM
Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:55 PM
Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:03 AM
I think we go CB then LB but we may be picking to late to pick up a starting caliber CB. I am hoping with a season under there belt that our two rookie DT will come into there own next season.
I believe the secondary is the biggest need so the best play maker available for the secondary would be my first overall pick.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:06 AM
CB: We need at least 1 starter for CB. If they know Hogan can tack down 1 side, then we might be okay. Depth is pretty good. Draft a CB, IMO. RJ Stanford is not a good CB even as a 5th option right now.
OLB: I am pretty sure Thomas Davis is back, by way of contract adjustments to limit risk for the team & keep him on. We need to draft a guy for that spot tho too.
FS: I don't see any rush on them getting someone to 'start' there, but we do need depth. At 1 point I thought Pugh might be able to fill that back-up role, but he's not looking like a very good backup even.
I don't see a big overhaul either, but we need some key pieces in the draft & 2nd tier FAs.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:11 AM
I hope we flood that side of the ball with talent from both the FA market and the draft.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:33 AM
Should have: DT (FA or draft). Note that without Edwards, this would become a must have.
Luxury: FS and/or DE.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:55 AM
Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:00 AM
Greg Hardy should not be starting. Need an upgrade at his position on defensive end. He is good to have in on certain downs but definitely not starting material unless he takes his game to another level. I don't see that happening.
I really believe the rest of the Dline will be fine. I honestly do.
If TD is back he will have to except less money and less playing time. His leadership is valuable though. Still need to draft a LB to start in his place though.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 03:24 AM