Re: Cunningham and Brace?
posted at 12/2/2011 10:09 AM EST
In Response to Re: Cunningham and Brace?
[QUOTE]Brace has less promise then Deadrick as a rusher and Love as a run defender Cunningham can't cover and can't rush any better then Nin, Carter, or Anderson I don't see either lasting past this year as they have taken significant steps backwards from last year unless they make a strong showing in the playoffs truthfully
Posted by PatsEng[/QUOTE]
Absolutely agree. Deaderick has shown better than Brace and Cunningham as a 4-3 DE. In fact, I was very surprised at how well he played in this spot. That said, I still think Deaderick is a depth guy, and they need to take or sign another 4-3 DE next year if they don't resign Carter. Carter is key in my mind, and I would look at replacing Anderson.
Brace I just don't know about. When healthy, I think he can be good, but I put Pryor over him at 4-3 DT. Brace has value in the 3-4 as an NT and DE, but not a tremendous amount. I like Pryor if he can stay healthy, but again, want to see the 4-3 DT position upgraded significantly. I still think the guys we have less VW are depth/rotational guys..even Love.
Our line would be much improved if we;
1. Kept Carter at 4-3 DE
2. Drafted a kid like Ingram or Curry to play the other DE spot
3. Grabbed a kid like Billy Winn to play inside next to VW, or signed a better FA than Ellis, Warren, Haynesworth.
The above gives us speed all over the line, plus guys really adept at penetrating and getting after the paser. Compliment this with a good LB or 2, and our front 7 looks much better.
I give Brace and Cunningham 1 more year, or at least through training camp next year. I don't think either will be let go in the offseason. BB makes the determination in camp next year.