Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


What are our needs now?

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-04-2007, 02:35 PM   #31
The Starter
 
joethiesmanfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,163
Re: What are our needs now?

I would rather be trying to find a free agent OG than a free agent DL, CB, or MLB. I think we are in good shape and we have made some realistic pragmatic moves in free agency. We finally replaced Pierce and Smoot. We got CP for Champ. So we have made the proper corrections. We use the draft to get a DE. Golston, Montgomery, and Griffin. Andre Carter, Daniels, and #6 pick. LBs looking good. CBs looking better. Safeties with Prieaulou back looking good. I'm happy. Offense is great. The only thing you are pursuing is a bakup tight end. 6th round pick, or undrafted free agent can get you that.
joethiesmanfan is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 03-05-2007, 12:43 PM   #32
Camp Scrub
 
johnjaywilliams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 28
Re: What are our needs now?

since we have MLB Fletcher and Apparently Smoot and the #6 pick in this year draft. We need to get the safety from LSU landry, cuz taylor needs someone who can excel with and form an deadly tandem for yeares to come. I dont see drafting an d-lineman as a need cuz when Cornelius Griffin & Joe Salave'a are healthy they pain in the ass for any team. and if u look at d-lineman that were pick in the first day they have not turn out good early as they was expected to. Anyways own front four is deadly when they are heathly so i say go wit a safe and sure pick, tha boy landry is a monster, if anyone feel diff holla at me
johnjaywilliams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 12:48 PM   #33
Living Legend
 
That Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Springfield, VA
Age: 32
Posts: 16,279
Re: What are our needs now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnjaywilliams View Post
since we have MLB Fletcher and Apparently Smoot and the #6 pick in this year draft. We need to get the safety from LSU landry, cuz taylor needs someone who can excel with and form an deadly tandem for yeares to come. I dont see drafting an d-lineman as a need cuz when Cornelius Griffin & Joe Salave'a are healthy they pain in the ass for any team. and if u look at d-lineman that were pick in the first day they have not turn out good early as they was expected to. Anyways own front four is deadly when they are heathly so i say go wit a safe and sure pick, tha boy landry is a monster, if anyone feel diff holla at me

the DL are all like, 32 years old. joe was terrible last year and a lot of the coverage issues last year were too to the poor DL pressure and the constant injuries there. wasting such a high pick on a tertiary need when we can get a guy off the street to be okay there would be insane.

landry is great, but he's absolutely not what the skins need right now.
__________________
Who says shameless self promotion is stupid? oh yeah, that was me... Click For Tunes!
That Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 01:13 PM   #34
Wildcard Bitches
 
RobH4413's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bethesda, MD
Age: 29
Posts: 2,492
Re: What are our needs now?

I may be the only one to say this, but I want a veteran receiver as well. I'm not saying break the bank, but snatch one of those guys out there for a 2-3yr 4mil/yr contract or something. If one of our receivers go down, there isn't much else that we have.

I'm curious to how Mike Espy is developing.

I think our priorities are:

1)DL
2)OL
3)CB depth (one more average cb)
4)WR (one more average vet WR)
__________________
This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!
RobH4413 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 01:17 PM   #35
Franchise Player
 
Sheriff Gonna Getcha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 35
Posts: 8,317
Re: What are our needs now?

1. A starting DE or DT via the draft.
2. A replacement for Dock.
3. To keep Springs, or get another bona fide starting corner.
4. Depth at TE and along the OL.
Sheriff Gonna Getcha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 01:21 PM   #36
The Starter
 
EXoffender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norfolk, Va
Posts: 1,046
Re: What are our needs now?

Man. We're screwed. We need at least another day one pick. And without much leverage, we'll have to trade away next year's first rounder to get one. Sigh.

We need to draft Alan Branch or Jamaal Anderson in the first round and trade away next year's first round pick (I know no one likes this idea, I don't either) for a mid to high second rounder and draft a top 5 prospect OL.
EXoffender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 01:37 PM   #37
The Starter
 
EXoffender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norfolk, Va
Posts: 1,046
Re: What are our needs now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by RobH4413 View Post
I may be the only one to say this, but I want a veteran receiver as well. I'm not saying break the bank, but snatch one of those guys out there for a 2-3yr 4mil/yr contract or something. If one of our receivers go down, there isn't much else that we have.

I'm curious to how Mike Espy is developing...
I'm surprised he didn't get much of a chance after Lloyd got benched. When he got into the game the ball didn't get thrown his way.
EXoffender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 01:45 PM   #38
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,962
Re: What are our needs now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by EXoffender View Post
Man. We're screwed. We need at least another day one pick. And without much leverage, we'll have to trade away next year's first rounder to get one. Sigh.

We need to draft Alan Branch or Jamaal Anderson in the first round and trade away next year's first round pick (I know no one likes this idea, I don't either) for a mid to high second rounder and draft a top 5 prospect OL.
Well, there is some talk that the Redskins are interested in Justin Blalock. Now, as I've suggested before I'd like to see them trade their #6 and a conditional 2008 pick to the Texans for the #8 and #39. And draft Okoye/Anderson and Wilson/Houston. However, with that #39 pick they could draft Blalock instead.

I think ultimately what will happen is they'll either try to develop Pucillo or Wade or get someone late in the draft and go under the thinking (however ill-fated it is) that if anyone can find diamond OG in the rough it's Joe Bugel.
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 01:58 PM   #39
The Starter
 
EXoffender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norfolk, Va
Posts: 1,046
Re: What are our needs now?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
Well, there is some talk that the Redskins are interested in Justin Blalock. Now, as I've suggested before I'd like to see them trade their #6 and a conditional 2008 pick to the Texans for the #8 and #39. And draft Okoye/Anderson and Wilson/Houston. However, with that #39 pick they could draft Blalock instead.

I think ultimately what will happen is they'll either try to develop Pucillo or Wade or get someone late in the draft and go under the thinking (however ill-fated it is) that if anyone can find diamond OG in the rough it's Joe Bugel.
I wouldn't be unhappy with that trade or Blaylock. It's good that we have Pucillo. He can play C or G. We need another guy who can swing G and T. Wade hasn't re-signed with us. Has he? And it's probably a good thing he didn't fill in too many games for Jansen because he's a great pass blocker. Hopefully teams aren't throwing $18 million signing bonuses at him too.
EXoffender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 02:09 PM   #40
Camp Scrub
 
wbecker999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Iowa
Age: 39
Posts: 93
Re: What are our needs now?

Wade did a real nice job filling in at OT last year when Jansen was hurt
Lets move him to guard and get younger on the d-line
wbecker999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 02:11 PM   #41
Playmaker
 
sportscurmudgeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,159
Re: What are our needs now?

Skins need a starting guard AND at least one competent back-up offensive lineman who can play virtually any position on the line. There are two needs here.

Skins need at least one new DT. He can be a run-stuffer (in the mold of Sam Adams) or he can be a guy who will reliably collapse the pocket from the inside on pass plays. At the moment, the Skins have a bunch of DTs on the squad who do not do either of these things reliably. There's one more need - - and truth be told, it's probably two more needs.

Skins need an upgrade at DE. This is one more need - and I'd make it the least important thing on the list.

Skins coaching staff needs to decide if Rocky can actually play OLB for 50% of the defensive snaps this year. If he can do that without embarrassing himself, fine; if not, they need another OLB. I know that Marshall will move back outside this year, but you cannot go into a season with only 3 solid linebackers. I'll agree for the moment - until he shows me otherwise - that Rocky can play most of the time without soiling himself in public. This is a need that might show up later, but for the moment we can ignore it.

Skins need a safety who can cover pass receivers. They don't have one; that's why they led the league in giving up big plays to opposing offenses. This is another area of need that has to be fixed.

Skins coaches need to determine if this corps of wide receivers is sufficient. Did they all have down years at the same time last season or do two of them just stink? They need more production from the WR spot and the coaches demned well better realize that and figure out who the people are to produce that added production.

In summary:

Very Important Needs:

Starting Guard
Back-up OL
One Defesnive Tackle
Safety Who Can Cover


Important Needs:

Second DT
Upgrade DE


Areas of Concern/Question Marks:

WR corps
OLB
__________________
The Sports Curmudgeon
www.sportscurmudgeon.com
But don't get me wrong, I love sports...
sportscurmudgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 02:15 PM   #42
Franchise Player
 
ArtMonkDrillz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Age: 32
Posts: 8,009
Re: What are our needs now?

what about a blocking TE?
are we set with Suisham (sp?)?
are Springs, Smoot, Rogers, and Ade our only cornerbacks? are we okay with that?
__________________
"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man." The Dude
ArtMonkDrillz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 02:15 PM   #43
The Starter
 
jbcjr14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Austin, Texas
Age: 44
Posts: 2,014
Re: What are our needs now?

I have seen Justin Blaylock play college ball for the past few years here in Austin, TX. The guy is an excellent OL and would fit in nicely with our scheme. I like the idea of trading down with the Texans and/or someone to pick up another Day 1 pick if we can get the DL/OL guys we want. If not, then we need to bite the bullet and take a DL with that #6 pick.
__________________
"Work Harder: millions on welfare are counting on you" - Obama 2009 address to Congress.
jbcjr14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 02:23 PM   #44
Special Teams
 
Rajmahal33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 478
Re: What are our needs now?

I agree we desperately need a starting OG but we don't needs a backup OL over a starting DE. Our biggest problem last year on defense was that we weren't getting after any QB we faced (til the end of the season). A stellar pass rush makes a shaky secondary look above average, but the opposite is not true. Therefore, we can pass on Landry and look to trade the #6 pick. If we can't get a suitable trade then I fully expect us to go for a DL with that pick.
__________________
McNasty FTW!
Rajmahal33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2007, 02:29 PM   #45
Playmaker
 
sportscurmudgeon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,159
Re: What are our needs now?

I think a blocking tight end is pretty easy to find. I would not obsess on signing an expensive free agent to do that.

Kickers are also players who can be had for reasonable prices on short order - assuming that the coaches and scouts have a good eye for ability among the guys who are "unencumbered" at the moment. I would not waste time and effort on a kicker now.

Assuming that Springs stays here and none of the top 3 CBs breaks a leg in training camp, I think they are fine at CB - - given the problems elsewhere.

The reason I suggest the Skins need a back-up on the OL is pure statistics. The Skins basically had no injuries on the OL last year that cost the team a series of games without a starter. Having that happen two years in a row is not all that probable. So, a competent back-up may be a very important link in the chain...
__________________
The Sports Curmudgeon
www.sportscurmudgeon.com
But don't get me wrong, I love sports...
sportscurmudgeon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.32039 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25