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#1 Leeroy Jenkins PhD

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

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)?

(32)Jordan Gross*
(24)Byron Bell*
(24)Bruce Campbell
(26)Garry Williams

(24)Amini Silatolu*
(30)Geoff Hangartner*
(24)Zack Williams
(24)Hayworth Hicks
(25)Justin Wells

(28)Ryan Kalil*
(27)Jeff Byers
(26)Thomas Austin
(27)JJ Jensen*

Star Lotulelei**
(31) Dwan Edwards*
Kawann Short**
(24)Frank Kearse*
(32) Colin Cole
(23) Nate Chandler
(24) Sione Fua

* Indicates likely starter

**Updated after first two rounds of the draft

#2 carolina-chuck


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:32 AM

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

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.

#6 Mr. Scot

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:34 AM

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

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

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

#9 Kevin Greene

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:43 AM

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

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:45 AM

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.

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

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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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

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.