Originally posted by Gore_21:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
Wasn't asked, but Ian Williams is making a good case for himself for the 53. We'd be carrying a lot of DL for a 3-4 team though.
I think Ian Williams will make the 53 and with RJF/Soap/Ian all being free agents I expect us to re-sign Ian cheap, and then probably go with the younger cheaper RJF. Would love to have all 3 back but we might not be able to afford Soap. I also think Tukuafu makes the team although he really hasn't stood out not that I looked closely at him. I think that 2nd string DL has been holding there own but at the same time not really creating pressure. Hard to when it seemed like we were playing 3 DL and not sending OLBs.
sfout, as for Ian and Will not sure they are fighting against each other. If I look at some of the last spots overall I say they are both ahead of Person/Hall, Colin Jones, etc It might depend if we are keeping the best players or making a case for worse players at a position of greater need.
No worries right now on Ian, he is signed through 2013, it's Sopoaga and Jean Francois we need to worry about right now. I think right now we keep 7 DL, with Dobbs mainly as TE listed, but playing DE. I can see Ian active now with Tukuafu inactive, but could be the other way. Ian has too much upside, I hope he makes it, I am a ND guy, so I have always been a fan, I wanted to draft him, but was happy when we added him as a UDFA.
If it came down to Ian or Jones, I would go Ian, even though I am big on Jones, I think Ian has the future, with the others FAs in 2013.