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Old 12-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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MLB , WR , CB , S , DT

mlb is clearly our biggest weak spot. ppl think dj can fill in how ever he has yet to do so. hes being beat out for playing time by trevathon and brooking. thats sad , hes obviously not the answer. irvin has switched spots and doesnt see the feild much over miller obv. MLB clear cut #1 need, specifically of the every down TE covering sort.

we are screwed if DT or decker gets hurt. caldwell matt willis and stokely are stop gaps for this year. moving forward they need to be replaced. stokely is really old hes played ok this year if he didnt have a past with manning he wasnt playing this year at all. matt willis has shown he has nothing to offer on offense. andre caldwell cought 1 pass this year sadly elway missed with this signing. really need to target a slot receiver in the top 3 rounds and snag a developmental outside player in the 5th maybe. james jones like.

chris harris really stepped up this year we should reward him with a contract soon. carter was benched this week for his poor play as of late and i dont expect porter to be back next year unless he steps up huge in the playoffs. omar bolden hasnt shown anything this year aside from special teams play so CB or MLB in the first may be the way to go.

im a huge fan of quinton carter so if he can step in and play SS next year im all for it. weve been playing more and more of 3 safety looks and leonard and adams need to be upraded. repeatedly theyre being abused when covering tight ends. adams has a patented move when he lets a receiver catch the ball and he gets dragged by the man for 5 yards being getting him down. hes an ok starter for this year but needs to be back up next year. id like a guy in the cam chancellor mold that would be NICE.

i dont see DT as a huge need as other people do. ive been advocating for ayers to get playing time and kick wolfe inside next to bannan/vickerson. next year i see wolfe at full time DT , thus not a huge need at all. bannan and vick are Free agents id actually welcome them both back bannan been playing very nicely lately.

upgrade at guard and center would be welcomed. kuper cant stay healthy koppen/walton can battle it out for the start. late running back flyer hell why not. maybe stash lattimore away for the future . sure.
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Upgrades I'd love in 13: DE DT slot WR MLB SS

Upgrades I'd like in 14 or 15: #1 CB RB WR G C
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #3
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im not real big on college football but i do have a man crush on ogletree at MLB . there was an article written up by sports illustrated asking several nfl execs to make a list of top 10 longterm prospects in this up coming drafts and ogletree was on every single one of theres. i doubt he falls to us in the last first but if hes on the board around selection 15 i hope we hop on the horn and get our hands on this kid. fox and del rio would maximise his potential.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:39 AM   #5
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mlb is clearly our biggest weak spot. ppl think dj can fill in how ever he has yet to do so. hes being beat out for playing time by trevathon and brooking. thats sad , hes obviously not the answer. irvin has switched spots and doesnt see the feild much over miller obv. MLB clear cut #1 need, specifically of the every down TE covering sort.
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i dont see DT as a huge need as other people do. ive been advocating for ayers to get playing time and kick wolfe inside next to bannan/vickerson. next year i see wolfe at full time DT , thus not a huge need at all. bannan and vick are Free agents id actually welcome them both back bannan been playing very nicely lately.

MLB is a weakeness but not a huge risk.

The biggest risk in this defense is at DL (I count Von among the DL because of how he's used).

Put it this way, with makeshift MLBs like Mays, Brooking, Wood, even DJ we're still a top 5 defense against the run and pass.

If we have an injury to any of the starters in the DL, we're screwed as Doom/Von are our pass rush and Vickerson/Wolfe/Bannan are the two gappers that slow down the run.

JDR's defense relies on having three DL that can two gap and keep Doom/Von in one on one matchups. DL is the biggest priority this offseason and the good news is that there should be a few very good DL free agents that fit the bill in our defense and the draft is shaping up to be a good one for DTs.

We can have a stud MLB but if we don't have the DTs (like Vickerson/Bannan who are FAs) then that Mike will be drowned out by traffic and OL while Von/Doom get double teamed.

We take care of the DL and we can put out even an average MLB and still have a top 5 defense.

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MLB is a weakeness but not a huge risk.

The biggest risk in this defense is at DL (I count Von among the DL because of how he's used).

Put it this way, with makeshift MLBs like Mays, Brooking, Wood, even DJ we're still a top 5 defense against the run and pass.

If we have an injury to any of the starters in the DL, we're screwed as Doom/Von are our pass rush and Vickerson/Wolfe/Bannan are the two gappers that slow down the run.

JDR's defense relies on having three DL that can two gap and keep Doom/Von in one on one matchups. DL is the biggest priority this offseason and the good news is that there should be a few very good DL free agents that fit the bill in our defense and the draft is shaping up to be a good one for DTs.

We can have a stud MLB but if we don't have the DTs (like Vickerson/Bannan who are FAs) then that Mike will be drowned out by traffic and OL while Von/Doom get double teamed.

We take care of the DL and we can put out even an average MLB and still have a top 5 defense.
This is exactly what I have been advocating. We strengthen the DL in the draft most notably the interior. This is a good draft to do that. Two rookies at DT will be valuable in our rotation, and it will be good for their growth.

As for MLB, because we run nickel coverage with WW and DT, I don't think a coverage MLB is necessary. I'm not saying another Joe Mays, but a thumper who's strong attacking the football but can make some plays in coverage. I would not be surprised to see a MLB taken in the third round.. Someone like Jackson, Reddick, Bostic, etc..
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