Re: First Thoughts on the Roster
posted at 8/31/2013 11:18 PM EDT
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
I'm sure this roster will change a bit over the next few days, but here are my initial impressions:
Best group of LBs we've had in years. This is very exciting group, in my opinion.
Starters are nice, but a very thin group. There aren't enough big bodies to go traditional two-gap 3-4, but I wonder if BB has something interesting up his sleeve.
I think we're okay here with the starting group of McCourty, Gregory, Talib, and Dennard. Arrington is a good nickel. We'll see how all the young guys work out for depth, but I'm not too worried yet about this group. Let's face it, this combo worked pretty well toward the end of last season.
Pretty much as expected. Middle of line may be improved if Cannon can step up.
I was saying for a while we'd only go with three. Didn't think it would be this three, but I think the two TE set is going to be used less this year.
Think we may use a FB in place of a second TE on more sets--though look for two-back sets with two tailbacks (Vereen and Ridley/Blount/Bolden for instance)
Deep group . . . wonder if all will stick for the whole season. Does suggest more two-back sets than we've used in the past, either with FB or two tailbacks
Nicer balanced group than in the past, though lots of youth. I think three and four receiver sets are back
Fine with this group . . .
Good post, fair assessment, My first thought is "this team is really young" alot of rookies made it this year, remember 2007 we had so many vets, seems like alot of 1-3 year players, I didn't research just thought it.
I would love to see 2 RB sets, wish bone , I set, smash mouth away!