Originally Posted by Cito Pelon
Actually, Shanny inherited OL - Zimmerman, Habib, Nalen all of whom started during the 95-98 years.
DB - inherited Ray Crockett and Atwater.
LB - inherited Allen Aldridge, who started at MLB 95-97.
DL- Harald Hasselbach, kept for depth 95-98.
ST - inherited Elam, Rouen, Glynn Milburn, Hebron, and Keith Burns also.
WR - inherited Anthony Miller and got a decent couple of yrs from him, but yeah WR was poor.
And of course Shanny inherited Shannon Sharpe and John Elway. Also Dwayne Carswell who contributed for many a year as blocking TE.
So yeah, Shanny made some nice additions of older players to make those SB runs, as well as some nice draftees like Mobley, Pryce, Rod Smith, T. Davis.
Yeah, there was some shaky units as you said - DL, RB, WR. Shanny made some nice additions there with FA's and draftees. But don't pretend like that 1994 roster was shaky. Had a few HOF'rs, and Shanny inherited about 9-10 players from the 1994 roster that started for the 1996-1998 kickass years, and key rotation guys like Carswell and Hasselbach.
I hi-lited the HOF player in red so those that think mikey did not have talent,
Most noticeably he added a few DL guys that had a couple of years left in them, but then when they retired he failed to address replacing them..
BTW You forgot about Rod Smith he was on the roster also..