Re: Kind of a crazy thought...
posted at 2/19/2013 9:22 AM EST
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to wozzy's comment:
Andre Carter, Anderson, both linebackers, if not in name but certainly in size. Mario Williams is an outside linebacker in the 3/4 or a 4/3 defensive end with massive tackles next to him...
We need a 6'2"-6'5" 320-340 pound monster who, despite his size and mass, has a high motor, incredible leverage, can't be blocked by one player and doesn't run out of gas. People think "defensive line" and start to rattle off all these unconventional D line players; we need a defensive tackle. We should package our entire draft if need be to move up and grab this guy.
When (and if) this happens you will see a huge change in our defense, players like Jones and Ninc will double their sack totals (or more) from last season, the Pat's will rise to the top of the NFL in team sacks, the defensive backs will magically become good at "coverage" because opposing QB's will hear the footsteps and will make mistakes or let loose the ball early.
We need a monster in the middle next to Wilfork, add that to what we already have and this defense will be one of the best in the NFL.
I agree, but how hard has it been to find a guy like you are talking about? They don't grow on trees and they certainly don't come cheap. We draft towards the end of every round and every team in the elague is looking for the guy you're talking about. So what I was thinking was more of an outside the box thing. I watched the Ravens line up three recievers that couldn't be covered by anyone, their worst weapon was a tight end that was still a guy who could catch 50 passes a year for most teams...they even had two runners that could not only run, but catch.
And yet our O out performed them all year long. We had the best O in the league. So it is tough to argue that their WRs are better. It doesnt help when our best redzone threat is out for the 2nd playoffs in a row in Gronk. I agree a better WR would help. That is why I am on the side of letting Welker go and getting a BIG WR with the same money. Welker may be the best from the 20-20 yard lines, but he doesnt get us points. We need to be able to finish and a big WR can do that.