OLine or DLine ?
Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:59 AM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:30 AM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:38 AM
Our draft pick should be on Joeckel or warmack.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:51 AM
Also, a Star DT, another quality CB, at least one more good safety (preferable two), maybe an OLB depending on B's status next season, another star wideout, good LT, good LG & RG (maybe Silatolu grows into it), and a semi decent kicker (I wont even be picky).
Then we'll have a playoff team! We're almost there!!!
Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:56 AM
As soon as R. Edwards went out, there was an immediate and noticeable difference in our defensive ability overall. Beyond just how the drop-off from him to Fua affects stopping runs up the middle, it has a trickle down effect on every facet of the defense. When teams know they can run up the middle (and our team knows they can run up the middle) it affects playcalling, reaction times, effectiveness of play actions and fakes, etc. Our defense was very respectable (well until our opponents' last drives anyway) with Ron. Without him, we got embarrassed by BRADY QUINN. Imagine what it would be like with a stud like Star (or Hankins).
Conversely to Pablo Honey's opinion, I believe the O-line can be more effectively and economically fixed through FA and later rounds in the draft than DT. It would cost too much to get a good DT in FA, especially when we have other needs that would be better addressed in FA than the draft (FS). The only need we have on O-line that can't be cheaply fixed through FA or rounds after the 1st in the draft is LT, and while Gross has been declining it's not like he's been as bad as Fua is at DT. I have to believe some of Gross's decline has been caused by the patchwork nature of our O-line. The O-line is a very interdependent group, individual pieces are more affected by poor play by the other pieces than most groups.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:33 AM
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