you have to use both FA & the draft to build a solid team IMO. Indiana is a good example of this by drafting well & signing key free agents when necessary, the key is to not sign contracts that keep you from making moves.
That is true but keep in mind that with a fire zone blitz the DE is occasionally asked to drop in short zone coverage in a 4-3 so it isn't like he hasn't been doing it already.
CJ will drop into coverage at times he might line up on either side of the line or he might slide down & play some 3 tech but he will be chasing the qb most of the time since that is what he does best & what we wrote him the big check for. i think riveria & mcdermott are looking for creative ways to utilize the talent we have & give oppents something else to prepare for more so than switching the defensive philsophy all together.
don't understand this whole get rid of guys after one season stuff, all of our dt's have played well at times(some more than others) with edwards expected to be back next season I doubt we look to do much at d tackle but that could change as the months go on. i expect us to look to add playmakers in the lb & secondary units first & try to coach up most of the guys we have on the roster already at d tackle unless we can get somebody that upgrades the postion from day 1
the brown pick was a colossal failure that's for sure but we cut our losses & have moved on. no need to rehash what we lost cause it's done & over with now. i doubt we make any trades like this now that 1st round picks have become more valuable under the new cba
The reality is this is a young team with holes that is going nowhere this year. Cam is the future (That's what a #1 overall pick is) and Good, Bad or Ugly we'll ride this ship for the forseeable future. This years experience will pay dividends next and beyond. No one should be surprised by this.
that's the way i see it but if newton just tanks i'm thinking they go with anderson instead of clausen until cam is ready
i wouldn't say olsen can't block cause he did so under martz the last two seasons. i would say he is a average blocker who has above average receiving skills. he probably will be option 2 behind smitty IMO