If your strategy is to pick higher in the 2nd round then disregarding defense would be the way to go. I agree there are issues still with the Offense. Davis may not be able to return to form next year and the young WR group hasn't been proven yet. Skins could easily use a TE, an upgrade at RT, and a more legit #2 WR. The Offense would be better but we'd still lose 10+ games.
I think the Skins will be best served by acquiring more talent on defense. First, Skins aren't going to switch back to the 4-3 because we don't have the draft picks or free agent money to completely revamp the Defense. It's easier to improve upon what we have than to tear it down and build from scratch. Since there are so many needs it's probably best to stick fairly closely to BPA (except for QBs). If Shanny gets a new DC (I don't think he will) it will be done immediately after the end of the season and the new DC will have time to participate in the draft and player acquisition.
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Get a RT and Dwayne Bowe (or the like).
Spend the rest on defense.
Last edited by Rypien1191; November-2nd-2012 at 09:18 AM.
I would focus more on the defensive side of the ball when it comes to free agency and drafting, and it's just not the secondary but the whole defense in itself that needs to be looked at. Getting Rak back will help, but I think that the first big change should come at coordinator and then go from there. If we do look at offense, the depth along the oline needs to be looked at and maybe a receiver, but that would not be high on my list. Isn't it nice not to have to finally worry about qb and rb going into the offseason now! Hail
We have a potential Franchise QB, he will make it work, with just about anyone ... .
Brady? He made Givens, he's making Hernandez, Gronk, and he made Branch. You give him a Moss ... ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE. But he won 3 Super bowls with no real supporting cast on O.
Brees? Colston is a great story ... without Brees he's not a pro bowler. I firmly belive that. I bet that Graham is no better than Winslow or Shockey on any other team with an average QB.
Manning? Don't get me started ... sure Reggie and Marvin were all world, and it is no surprise he did what he did with them, but the other guys? Gonzalez? Clark? If you gave Peyton anyone at WR he still would have killed, maybe not at the sick level he did with Reggie and Marvin, but he would have killed. Look at what he's doing with Decker and the other kid.
Eli? Cruz woudl not be Cruz any where else ... look at Steve Smith? Manningham, Kevin Boss? They are not half the receivers they were in NY.
Romo? You put Ogletree, Austin and Robinson on any other team ... they are not the same. In fact Robinson has less catches this year so far than he did TD's last year.
QB makes everyone better ...
so, hell no! we need D help, and we need it ASAP. Robert will take care of the rest.
Last edited by gortiz; November-2nd-2012 at 09:28 AM.
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Eh...I think the biggest offensive hole is RT, and that's pretty much it.
What are the offensive positions and are they set for us?
RB: Morris as power/workhorse back, Helu as speed back (when healthy)
OL: Williams is set; Lich has earned another year; Monty has quietly been solid; Chester is iffy, but his heir apparent is probably on the roster already (LeRib, or Hurt); the only spot in desperate need of a shift is RT.
WR: Assuming we let Moss and Banks go, we'd have Garcon, Morgan, Hankerson, Briscoe, and Robinson. We'll add someone, but it'll probably be developmental depth, unless we decide to go all in for Bowe or something.
TE: Fred Davis is a solid #1, Paulson has been surprisingly competent as a #2, Paul is still developing.
FB: Young is solid.
The only major weak spot right now is RT, with the second weak spot probably being RG, but we've got developing options there.
We could see an upgrade from a big solid WR, but I think, in terms of W/L, the gains from focusing heavily on defense will far outweigh the gains from focusing on offense, so long as we still address RT.
I 'd have to lean on the 'no' side of this debate. The offense has already picked up quite a bit from last year, and with RGIII, a healthy Morris, Garcon, and Davis, along with complimentary help from other receivers who learn to CATCH the ball, the offense will be fine.
From the damage that Haslett has done to the defense, that side of the ball needs much more help, mostly in the secondary. Once the the defense begins to come around, and the offense is scoring points and we begin to look like a threat, players will be looking to come here; and with Danny's wallet opened wide, its an even more attractive picture, and the choices will be more plentiful.
There are alot of players who are looking to get paid who don't deserve it, and we've gone through quite a few receivers in the last few years, so its time to beef up the defense a little, IMO...
I'm not sure if I want to go after Bowe or not. I'd like to see what else is out there before committing a ton of money to him.
I'd go NT with our 2nd round pick and then BPA with the other picks, concentrating on defense, but mixing in a couple of offensive guys. In reality, I can see Allen maybe trading up with some of the picks, because I'm not so sure all 8 picks would make the team. 10 picks made the team the year before and then all the picks made the team this year. So I'm not sure if there's room on the roster for that many picks. You may see us leverage our way back into the 1st round if there is a player we really like.
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And some of you keep including Moss next year. I think this is his last year with the team and it wouldn't surprise me to see Robinson take over the slot next year.
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I would rather us spend big money on proven players in the secondary and the offensive line, and draft a receiver in the 2-4 rounds to add to our depth.
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