Re: Tavon "Deadhorse" Wilson
posted at 5/4/2012 11:44 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Tavon "Deadhorse" Wilson
[QUOTE]I look at what weve done in the off season and draft and have so much hope for next season. Our biggest weakness were lack of depth and defense. Just look how far we've come. Hot d*mm, I'm excited about next season. If our offense is as good as last year, and our defense comes together, were going to be one scary team.
Posted by NoahJustin[/QUOTE]
Exactly!!! On paper our O is actually better than last year. Only major losses were BJGE and Matt Light. We signed Gallery who was a high pick and never reached his potential. I'd like to see what Scar can do with him. We have Koppen back and hopefully Vollmer's back problems are behind him. Solder and Cannon should be improved and I think Cannon could be a beast of a RG if anything happens to Waters but then again, he may be needed at RT which is fine because Connolly can slide over to RG with Koppen at C. All and I think our OL will be improved.
I'm excited to see what Brandon Lloyd can do. Gaffney was always pretty steady. Not sure what the deal with Welker will end up being. It sure seems like we loaded up for a little tag, sign and trade. BB will likely tuck a couple of WRs away on the PUP list but all in all, I think this group is stronger.
At RB we might be a little weaker but I think if Vereen can stay healthy, he has home run ability. Ridley has already shown he's a better runner than BJGE. Obviously we added a little depth at TE as well.
Defensively, our first two picks, especially Hightower, could make immediate improvements in our pass rushing and run defense. I love Bequette also and think he could be better than Jones early on. I feel like our LB corp is now very deep, talented and tough.
In the secondary, I think Dennard has the chance to start either at FS or perhaps as a nickel or dime. If Wilson doesn't win the FS job, perhaps Dennard will or worse case we move McCourty to FS and Dennard can start opposite Dowling. The key is Dowling staying healthy which he hasn't done for a few years now. We have a lot of depth and options back there so we shouldn't have to see Edelman on D this year.
Even if our D moves up to top 20, and our O remains in the top 3, we should be able to contend for top record in the AFC given our schedule. I like our chances in the play-offs at home against anyone from the AFC. Then lets hope we can get back to the SB and actually win it this time.