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A Look at Our Current Fat Bodies

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I wanted to start some discussion about the big men on our team. G-Mizzle has already stated that large bodies are a priority and I couldn't agree more. I believe your team lives and dies in the trenches and our trench warfare is lacking. What changes can be made to this squad? What additions are you looking to make and at what positions?

Are you suprised these areas have not been addressed more in FA (with what little cap room we have)?


[b][u][size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri]Tackle[/font][/color][/size][/u][/b]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](32)Jordan Gross*[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](24)Byron Bell*[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](24)Bruce Campbell[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](26)Garry Williams[/font][/color][/size]

[b][u][size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri]Guard[/font][/color][/size][/u][/b]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](24)Amini Silatolu*[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](30)Geoff Hangartner*[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](24)Zack Williams[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](24)Hayworth Hicks[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](25)Justin Wells[/font][/color][/size]

[b][u][size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri]Center[/font][/color][/size][/u][/b]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](28)Ryan Kalil*[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](27)Jeff Byers[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](26)Thomas Austin[/font][/color][/size]
[size=3][color=#000000][font=Calibri](27)JJ Jensen*[/font][/color][/size]


[b][u][font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]DT's[/color][/size][/font][/u][/b]
[size=3][i]Star Lotulelei**[/i]
(31) Dwan Edwards*
[i]Kawann Short**[/i]
[color=#000000][font=Calibri](24)Frank Kearse*[/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Calibri](32) Colin Cole[/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Calibri](23) Nate Chandler[/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Calibri](24) Sione Fua[/font][/color][/size]

* Indicates likely starter

**Updated after first two rounds of the draft

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After we get a RG, we're good to go into 2013. A VET and a 4th or 5th rounder.

NT is what I'm worried about. Looking very good that DT is the position at 14.

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I'm still thinking we'll sign a dt, obviously not a star. It would be great if we could find a gem
like Edwards again.

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I have felt out O and D lines were undersized the last 4 to 5 years when compared to winning franchises. We seem a bit small across the board. Hurney magic.

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We really need to replace Hangartner. I cannot watch another season with him getting outright blown up and lying on the ground while Cam is evading the defender. CAN'T DO IT.

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I resent our offensive linemen being described with such insulting terms.

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We need a RG.

Dwan is good at what he does. Frank Kearse is a good back up and I think Colin Cole could be a solid pickup, not an answer but a decent player. He was pretty good a few years ago. If we take a top NT I think we have a real shot at the best front 7 in the NFL.

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I also attempted to list them according to percieved skill level, please feel free to comment on that as well

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One thing for sure, a lot of room for improvement in this area.
Get 'er done Getts.

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I think the comment "Big guys help you compete" is interesting, because besides re-signing Dwan and bringing in Cole, an out-of-the-league average NT on a bad Seahawk team, he has ignored the biggest weakness on the team--so far.

The other biggest need on the team is RG. Crickets.

The plan is unfolding, and he is not finished. At the moment, after signing 3 CBs and 2 safeties, a LB, a kick returner/WR, we seem to be focused on WR. Hixon, Stedman, Melette, etc etc.
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Why does it seem we are not focusing on linemen? We have about $5 million or more? I feel that this could indicate that the first round pick is expected to be DT. I think the idea is to trade down if possible.



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I just hope DG addresses guard in FA. I don't want us to deal with growing pains of another rookie on the line. Ain't nobody got time fo dat.
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if this OL draft is as good as people are talking about, there's going to be some vet OL hitting the streets because there were cheaper alternatives in the draft. when that happens, we'll probably be more active. i expect that we'll see several picked up heading into TC and a good bit of competion for the starting gig. considering we'll have gettleman's eye doing the scouting, i'm pretty sure we'll have decent choices.

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I do not think Bell is good enough vs the run for Gettlemen to think he is good. RT is not a priority, but RG is. Aside from that Giant G that re-signed with Big Blue, I have heard nothing about RG.

Hangartner and Garry Williams are still on the roster, which scares me a bit. Williams has the measurables, but has sucked. Hagartner is C/LG depth, not RG.

If we sign Hixon, that gives us Hixon, Smith, and Lafell, with Gettis and Ginn on deck. Sure we could upgrade WR, but that is solid compared to DT and RG.

Are we going DT (maybe a NT AND an UT) and G in the draft? If it were tomorrow, probably so.

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I thought this thread was about me :(

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They're PLEASANTLY PLUMP!!

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[quote name='rayzor' timestamp='1364921406' post='2183598']
if this OL draft is as good as people are talking about, there's going to be some vet OL hitting the streets because there were cheaper alternatives in the draft. when that happens, we'll probably be more active. i expect that we'll see several picked up heading into TC and a good bit of competion for the starting gig. considering we'll have gettleman's eye doing the scouting, i'm pretty sure we'll have decent choices.
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Good point. We do not have to fill every position before the draft. I am pretty certain we will draft 1 lineman in the 4th round or later. A rookie and a veteran. Looks like we are doing that at DT and G, if my guess is correct.
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where's the pics?

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Damn some of you expect Gettleman to change this roster over night. Give the man some time. After the draft and after the UDFA frenzy this teams front lines should look a bit different.

Also take into account that he resigned Edwards. That's a huge plus. Without him the interior part of the defensive line would be a lot worse.

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Fuggin cut Fua already.
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I'd like to sign Glenn Dorsey for NT and take another DT in the top 2 rounds.

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Keep Piggy for depth, sign a Vet RG, sign a vet DT

Draft O-line, WR or DT in the first 2 rounds and I will be a happy camper.

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I think we are waiting to see how the daft unfolds before signing an OL.

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[quote name='carolina-chuck' timestamp='1364920072' post='2183556']
After we get a RG, we're good to go into 2013. A VET and a 4th or 5th rounder.

NT is what I'm worried about. Looking very good that DT is the position at 14.
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Why is it looking good then if NT is the biggest concern? Won't be a NT on the board worth the 14th pick.

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[quote name='Jackofalltrades' timestamp='1364936420' post='2183776']
I'd like to sign Glenn Dorsey for NT and take another DT in the top 2 rounds.
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I wanted Dorsey here as well but he is now a 49er.

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[quote name='C47' timestamp='1364939842' post='2183818']
Why is it looking good then if NT is the biggest concern? Won't be a NT on the board worth the 14th pick.
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This is why I think Gettleman will do his best to try and trade down 5-8 picks.

Am I the only one that thinks Jesse Williams out of Bama' isn't that far behind Star? He is a big body and a great athlete that would not be a reach around the 20 spot.

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