Originally posted by Hopper:Disagree because the Run D hasn't missed a beat with Sopoaga starting at NT.
Originally posted by Hopper:
Originally posted by strickac:NT: We need a NT bad, IMO. Sopoaga gets no push in the middle. We need someone that can collapse the pocket on occasion.
FS/CB: More talent in the secondary would be nice. Carlos needs to get an extension. Goldson will possibly price himself out of our price range. With Fangio's aggressive style, he'll be looking for athletic playmakers in the secondary, similar to the Packers D.
WR: Ginn is a Returner, not a WR. We could use some more talent there. I expect Braylon to have a big impact when he returns, but I'm skeptical that the team resigns him. Crabs and Morgan are solid #2s, IMO. Williams needs to stay healthy and get on the field. He has some nice speed and good hands. We lack depth and speed at the position.
OLB: Fangio likes pass rushers and we're seeing Haralson less and less. There's not much depth behind Brooks and Aldon. We could really use another pass rusher to add to the rotation.
RB: Dixon doesn't seem to fit in with the longterm plan. I think the team will look for another guy to fall to the mid-late rounds.
Disagree because the Run D hasn't missed a beat with Sopoaga starting at NT.
Run D hasn't been a problem for years, mainly because we've had such a lack of pass rushers. If our defense lacks anything, it's the ability to stop great passing teams. If we had a NT that was able to generate pressure, than it just makes things that much easier for the OLBs and in turn, the secondary. When I watch Sopoaga on pass plays, he usually stands straight up at the snap and plays pattycake with the OC/OG. He just stands his ground and waits/hopes for the play to come to him. He's better than that, but I just don't see it in the passing game. I have no complaints with his run D.