Originally posted by LasVegasWally:
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Release: Drop kick Akers, and add to the list Harrelson, Dobbs, Tukaufu[sp]
Trades: Took some balls to trade gore and I don't agree with it. We would lose more tan we'd gain. He has injury history, 30+ years and lOTS of miles on him. He'll do VERY god with us but we couldn't getequitable value for him.
Draft: Disagree with 2 CB w/first 2 pick. Our real need is DL and that's where we, IMO, must focus. IMO, we need 3 DL pick ups in combination of fA and draft. I'd use the first 2 picks, depending who's available, on DL. If someone "Outstanding" is there when we select then we get the Very Best Available.
You have some very good picks - I really like Poyer, Da'Rick Rodgers, Hopkins. But 3 CB will not address our deep need on the DL.
Thanks again for all the work.
I actually totally agree with you about the DL issue. If you notice at the beginning of the thread I discuss how the future of the team really needs to be the front seven on defense, which were actually way more dominate in 2011 then 2012. We lost all our depth this season and it killed us in the playoffs. You will notice that my first selection in the first round is actually Jesse Williams who I really see as a great 3-4 DE like he was in college.
I do have us picking up Seymour in FA too mind you.
The problem was I was working with Maddog's big board who had Williams at #20. I really don't like the Sylvester kid from NC and as I mentioned Short is overrated. If we took Amerson at #31 and Short was available at my first pick in the 2nd round I would actually take Short over Poyer.
In other words, I think our DL has to be a major priority I just don't see the draft playing to our favor this year unless we make a bunch of trades to get the DL that would really help. That being said, I actually do think our secondary is a major concern.