So after a week of offseason talks with my pops and my grandpops, a more realistic offseason is neceasry....
So restructure the following deals
Make them longer, and more cap freindly. All of these players are important parts of this team..........
All in all, we will not have enough to resign Kruger and Reed.
Losing Kruger is a blow to the defense (yeah, no shiz irrev) but Reed is an even bigger blow
Reed on the other hand might retire
So resigning people
If we win the SB, we have an elite QB here.. In other words, we need to pay da man!
I believe at least, that he is one of the premir NFL ILBs. While ILB is still a need, Ellerbe is the succesor. Jameel can, if he is able to heal from his injury anyway, also be a good solid player.
So while yes, ILB is a need, it is not as big of a need as we originally thought. Ellerbe is a very good player, and if he keeps it up, will become a pernerrial pro bowler.
A stop gap player we need to get a short deal for. He is a good player when motivated. We need to figure out a way to motivate him. He is, when he is motivated a franchise LT. An important Player for us. Osemele is a future all pro guard, Yanda is an all pro guard, Oher can be an all pro RT, and we have a succesor at center. If Mckinnie is motivated, then we have one of the better groups in the whole NFL. A stop gap man is necesary....
So all in all, the depth chart is a very good one.... So cuts/ no resign
Free Agency, when we get a cap freindly deal done for Joe, we have some cap room to work with.
A potential franchise LT. While we do have Mckinnie, Bushrod would make Oher expendable, and we could use him as trade bait.
Now for the part we have all waited for............
TRADE our 1st round pick for an early 2nd, 3rd and early 4th
TRADE our 3rd, early 4th (from previous trade), and 6th to move into the mid 2nd
I am sorry Stm85, but this idea is brilliant the more and more I think about it.
I do not agree with all of your picks though
I have fallen in love with this prospect. A hard hitter, a play maker, a potential ball hawk. Everything to love in one saftey. I was dead wrong about Elam here. I love him and would love to take him with our first pick in the draft!
Datone Jones DT/DE
A stud in rushing the passer, and most importantly, a good run defender. Was one of the leaders in TFL in the country. He could be one of the guys we draft that could get consistant preassure on the QB. Could be the consistant pass rush threat at DE that we have not had since Trevor Price.
He is a great prospect. A good Leader, good tackler, GREAT in coverage. The exact kind of LB that we need
3(from the trade)
I HATE USC PLAYERS. But Woods has everything I am looking for in regards to a WR
He is a great route runner
Has great hands
Has great speed.
He lacks elite size, which is ok. He is not as big asTorrey Smith is, but he has the ability to be a great WR. Ozzie does it yet again in the second round.
If I am correct, he was set to be a high draft pick next year (like Pierce) if he were to declare. He might actually be a steal in the draft. We need to draft another consistant pass rusher. Suggs might never be the same again, we are probably losing Kruger, and Upshaw is an unkown. He is a speed rusher, which is exactly what we need. We have a good LB coach.
Sheldon Price CB
I am a big believer in the fact that one can never have too many CBs. He has the athletism, we have a good DB coach, and I trust him
Pierce and Rice do not provide a Speed Spark offensivley on the Offense. Torrey does, but I am always a fan of a speed reciving back,
6. Taimi Tutogi FB
If we want a FB, we want an atheltic one. Leach is not going to be around forever, and we are going to need someone to groom behind him. A good athlete and a duel threat for a FB.
7. Joshua Boyd DT
Gregg went undrafted, we could find a NT anywhere
Comment below... Thanks
Edited by Mr. Irrelevant, 27 January 2013 - 04:50 PM.