Re: If you could sign 1 big time FA who would it be?
posted at 2/9/2013 2:21 AM EST
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
I think interior D line is an area where we need to improve, but I don't know how you can put that as a higher need than positions where we don't even have (signed) players, like corner, RT, and WR. I think you need to get those three positions taken care of first. Then you go to the positions that really need to be upgraded, which include safety and interior DL. After that, you look at positions that would be nice to upgrade--Interior O line, OLB, and DE.
I'm working under the assumption we've already signed Talib and Vollmer.
Also the WR "need" isn't as glaring as most here think, many posters here are offense-centric and think we need to outscore our opponent, but again and again our offense fails us. A dominant defense is far more likely to lead to another Super Bowl ring. I'm also assuming our team will be tougher and meaner next year with another year of experience and the taste of defeat in the back of their minds.
Would I love to have a 6'4" burner like Randy Moss, for sure, but we're far better off having a defense that is dominant and give Brady the ball back often, nobody can stop Brady if given anough chances and it's highly likely Belichick will find a burner in the draft or in free agency, far more likely than him finding a 345 pound defensive tackle in the late rounds... they don't appear out of thin air. Skill position players can be found in all rounds of the draft.
"Also the WR "need" isn't as glaring as most here think, many posters here are offense-centric and think we need to outscore our opponent, "
i am not one
i want sbs so i have ideas about desiging offenses and defenses that can do the job no matter who we face.
on offense all we need personnel wise is an outside wr who is a threat / can separate and catch(ideally one with a large wingspan and that can compete for the ball). this extra threat (that neither lloyd nor wlekr can provide, will make th other wepaons on the field more viable. too many areas to cover. lloyd canot separate adn if he gets a little free, he falls when he cathces the ball. welker plays in the middle. better des need on ly clog the middle and short and shut down our off.
and possibly upgrade of o line brady hasnt had much time before ducking for cover and rbs dont have nuch room at all aainst better d lines.
on de we need an effective pass rusher, tall good cb to go along wiht talib, dennard adn dowling 3 and 4 (however that shakes out). a fast cover lb. (a luxuary safety upgrade over gregory and an upgrade at teh other dt spot).