Originally posted by jimbagg:
I absolutely agree that getting a premium OL (preferably a RT) is a priority for the 2010 draft. None of the current candidates (Pashos, Snyder, Rachal or Boone) have proven that they have the complete package to handle the RT position. Besides there can never be too much competition.
However, another high priority for the 2010 draft must be to secure a starting caliber safety, to be ready to take over for the increasingly fragile Michael Lewis. Roman will be gone in 2010 and the only carry-over candidates will be Goldson (a starter at FS or SS), Reggie Smith (jury is still out) and Marcus Hudson (a back-up only).
I love to draft for the trenches, like Philly does most of the time, but I just don't see 2 high picks in 2010 being used to select OL.
The OL on this roster need to be coached-up. Warhop wasn't the answer and I'm not sure that Foerster is either. When Jimmy Raye was the OC for Dickerson's Rams, who was the OL coach there? Is that guy available?
Boone came in as a useful project, hopefully (hope is all we can do about Boone for now) he will be in the mix next year. RT is a big issue for us and of the current players perhaps both Sims and Snyder will be gone for 2010 -Pashos I believe is on a one-year deal so I am not counting him as part of the future. OL has been too big of a problem for too long now to only be looking at players, I agree that the coaching of the OL needs to be looked at for a shake-up as well; even if just from a scheme standpoint.