new idea, since BB is bad at drafting WR's and most teams have trouble covering TE's why not just draft a set of TE's. using TE's in place of WR's. Have one burner WR who a team would have to double cover, place Hernandez at WR, gronk and ballard at TE.
the shear size of these guys require double coverage and it would be tough to choose who to double cover. You can't use just a regular CB to cover these guys because they wouldn't have the strength to tackle them after the catch. having a WR/TE core of guys who are bigger than 6'-5" and 240 lb would mean that most teams wouldn't have enough big CB's or safeties to be able to cover this. they would also have to have a safety deep to cover the burner WR who would go deep every play. next season we would have Jake Ballard, gronk, hernandez, hauwanaimi (however you spell his name) this frees us from spending a high draft pick at the WR position and allows us to let welker go if he does not accept a reasonable contract. We would also resign endelman as a backup option. I think with added playing time he could be quite good and perhaps close to as good as welker.
Vollmer might not be back due to his back problems and the value of a good OT, he might want to be paid as if he were a LT being that he can play the position. Therefore i propose that we bring in King Dunlap, the Eagles OT. He is a bit raw but we have the best O-line coach in the league. We have issues with our OG's staying healthy therefore i propose that we use our 5th round pick on Graham Pocic, C, Illinois. With the increasing size of DT/NT in this league teams need a big C to stand them up. This would also free up connolly to play right OG his more natural position. I would also draft og braden hansen in the 7th round.
Wilfork can't do it all by himself. he needs help, i think adding jones helped him and gave us a lot more pass rush. I would also add Richard Seymore in FA. However while i like what Nink has done so far this season i would love to add another Pass rushing DE. I think the best value would be to select Margus Hunt in the second round. he is a physical freak, who could help on special teams and could easily break up passes if taught to keep his hands up.
Our core of DB's who have checkered pasts has worked pretty good. Denard and talib played great together. I propose we use a late round pick on tyrann Mathieu because of the shear value he brings. A heisman finalist who could really help our DB's. we would also need to pick up a safety in FA, perhaps Dashon Goldson or Jairus Byrd. Either of these guys paired up with McCourty would be a great combo. I would also hire a new DB's coach. Brett maxie of the Tenessee titans would be my first choice. In order to bring him in we would have to promote him to assistant-D coordinator, but if it fixed our Db's it would be well worth it. We also will have to resign talib. hopefully Wilson will improve to be the top rotational S for our team.
bring in Brett maxie as new DB's coach
resign endelman, brace, Talib, and fletcher.
sign King Dunlap OT, dashon Goldson or jarius byrd S, Aaron Curry OLB, Richard Seymore DE Oakland, danny amendola WR rams
letting walk- welker (need the cap $), Vollmer (will be offered too much by other teams), chung
35 million cap space
5 million rookie pool
Resign talib- 4 year contract currently making 2 million (6,7,7,8million) behavior clause, 20 guaranteed (6 million)
Sign danny Amendola to replace welker – (making 2mil now) 4 year 16 million, 10 guaranteed (4 million)
Sign jarius Byrd 4 year 26 million or Goldson – 4 year 30 million (6-7million)
Sign King Dunlap OT Eagles (making 1 mil per now) 4 year 9 million with performance raises up to 18 million (2,2,2,3 million) (2 million)
Richard Seymore DE Oakland 2 years 12 million (5,7) give him a chance to go out with a ring, I bet he has seen enough losing seasons (5 million)
Steven Jackson – (let woodhead walk) currently making 7 million per, offer him 3 per season for 2 years. Give him the opportunity to retire with a ring or two (3million)
Resign endelman 5 years 12 million 10 guaranteed (1,2,2,3,4million) (1 million)
For a total of 27 million in FA and 5 mil of rookies leaving BB with 3 million cap space to bring in FA throughout the season
2013 NFL draft
1st round – Louis Nix*, DT, Notre Dame or Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
2nd Round – Trade down into an extra 3rd and 5th round picks
3rd Round - Margus Hunt, DE, SMU (2-3 round)
3rd round (from trade)- Daniel McCullers*, DT, Tennessee
4th round (probable compensatory pick for BJGE and anderson) - Tyrann Mathieu*, CB/S, LSU
5th round (from trade) - Graham Pocic, C, Illinois
7th round - Braden Hansen, G, BYU
7th Round - Ron Powell*, OLB, Florida or Jake stoneburner, TE, OSU
UDFA-Zach Boren, FB, Ohio State (also plays ILB)
Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico
Marcus Lattimore*, RB, South Carolina