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Old 01-06-2008, 03:47 PM   #16
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Re: What Changes Should We Make Going Into 08?

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O-line depth

Increase overall team speed.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:49 PM   #17
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Re: What Changes Should We Make Going Into 08?

A DE or CB in the first round. I don't think Springs is coming back and Rogers won't be himself (which is a nickel corner) probably until the 09 season. I also think it is time to draft a speed back or receiver--maybe 2nd or 3rd rounder. Seems to me that Portis or Betts cannot break a long one and besides Moss--we have no explosive players on offense. We need to start grooming younger players at these skill positions. I would limit FA acquisitions to one or two: I like DJ Hackett as a big wideout and a veteran CB to replace Springs, maybe Charles Tillman...
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:52 PM   #18
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i think we keep Brunell...

alot of people don't realize in 2006 he was rated like the #6 backup in the NFL.. all he's done since then is get somewhat healthier and probably learn the offense and help in the development of Jason Campbell..
I really doubt Brunell stays, he'll probably retire. Either way I don't think they'll continue to pay him the money he makes to be 3rd string.

I would really like them to pick up a good DE, either draft or Free Agent...I think that's the biggest need.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:02 PM   #19
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A DE or CB in the first round. I don't think Springs is coming back and Rogers won't be himself (which is a nickel corner) probably until the 09 season. I also think it is time to draft a speed back or receiver--maybe 2nd or 3rd rounder. Seems to me that Portis or Betts cannot break a long one and besides Moss--we have no explosive players on offense. We need to start grooming younger players at these skill positions. I would limit FA acquisitions to one or two: I like DJ Hackett as a big wideout and a veteran CB to replace Springs, maybe Charles Tillman...
i dont know about Betts.. but PORTIS NOT EXPLOSIVE!>!>!?

that's insane he's been our home-run hitter since he came to us.. this year with all the woes he had on the offensive line etc.. he had trouble breaking into the secondary but definitly is explosive..
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:06 PM   #20
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Round 1: CB Aqib Talib (or Antoine Cason)
Round 2: OG (Roy Scheuning?)
Round 3: OT (Barry Richardson?)

FA: DE Justin Smith, LB Karlos Dansby (though I guess that's a pipe dream now)

or take DE Quentin Groves or Calais Campbell in the 1st round and sing Nnamdi Asomugha. I'm more inclined to draft Talib though
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:12 PM   #21
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Oline-been saying this since jansen went down game one.

Dline- need a pass rush to help the secondary. Sean Springs totally stunk it up yesterday because of the lack of pass rush exposed his coverage skills.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:14 PM   #22
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Re: What Changes Should We Make Going Into 08?

Shawn Springs hurt his leg in the first series, affected him all game long
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Oline-been saying this since jansen went down game one.

Dline- need a pass rush to help the secondary. Sean Springs totally stunk it up yesterday because of the lack of pass rush exposed his coverage skills.

Like SS said, Springs hurt his leg early in the game. Otherwise, he's been playing quite well this year. I do agree with you in terms of the OL and DL.
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Oline-been saying this since jansen went down game one.

Dline- need a pass rush to help the secondary. Sean Springs totally stunk it up yesterday because of the lack of pass rush exposed his coverage skills.
or because his former team knew how he would play maybe?
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:19 PM   #25
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or because his former team knew how he would play maybe?

Possible. If he hurt his leg and it affected him so much then why in the hell would Gibbs not have some one help him constantly or take him out crazy. Thats just as bad when Romeo hurt his thumb and Wade kept him in the game.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:51 PM   #26
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Skins need a pass rusher at DE...Carter was really good this year! The two young DT's are good and getting better. If we get a stud pass rusher then double teams will help oher players and cause mayhem without blitzing.

I would also limit Free agent signings...not just cause of money.

O-line depth

and WR.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:04 PM   #27
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i dont know about Betts.. but PORTIS NOT EXPLOSIVE!>!>!?

that's insane he's been our home-run hitter since he came to us.. this year with all the woes he had on the offensive line etc.. he had trouble breaking into the secondary but definitly is explosive..
Except he doesn't hit home runs anymore. His longest run this year was 32 yards. We need a few more 20-40 yard runs out of our #1 back.

Portis only had three 20+ yard runs this year and 0 40+ yard runs. To me that is a measure of explosiveness. Out of the 22 running backs this year who had more than 200 attempts, only three had fewer 20+ runs. (data from NFL.com)

Look, I am not suggesting we get rid of Portis. I love him as our feature back. But IMO he cannot run away from defensive players anymore and doesn't seem to be able to juke DBs once he does get into the secondary.
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Skins need a pass rusher at DE...Carter was really good this year! The two young DT's are good and getting better. If we get a stud pass rusher then double teams will help oher players and cause mayhem without blitzing.

I would also limit Free agent signings...not just cause of money.

O-line depth

and WR.
Carter is beast at DE. Daniels on the other hand, sometimes I forget he's over there. Has he really done anything memorable this season?
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:13 PM   #29
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Re: What Changes Should We Make Going Into 08?

The first thing we have to realize is that we can't address all of our needs...

Priority: Quality Center, Depth Offensive linemen( because of the injury history of our linemen) and Pass Rushing Defensive Linemen.

We need a quality Center. Rabach does not get any push on short yardage plays. On most 3rd and 1 plays, the Defensive Line overpowers Rabach and pushes him into the backfield. We need a guy big enough to hold his own ground and athletic enough to pull.

We also need more quality depth on the Offensive Line. Jansen scares me. He might not be able to play at a quality level because of all off the injuries he's sustained in the last few seasons. Randy Thomas should be ok but he's also had injuries

Another area in drastic need, Defensive Line. Part of the problem is scheme. Williams has the defensive line clog up the gaps first so Fletcher can run side line to side line without getting blocked and rushing the passer is second priority.
They need to bring in few young guys who can run.


Luxury Additions: Safety, Cornerback, WR, LB, and Special Teams.
We can't have a probowl caliber player at every position.
Reed Doughty held his own the last few weeks. If there is an opportunity to get a player with more speed and who can be more physical against the run, we should bring him in. But we should not draft a Safety in the first 3 rounds.

Same with corner. Rogers won't be the same. Springs had a great year but was injured the whole year. Smoot was inconsistent at times and great at other times. Torrence has problems,but then again every 4th cornerback in the league sucks. I would like to see another insurance cornerback just incase springs goes down. Torrence should be counted on to be a nickel back.

At WR, We need to get rid of the garbage on the team. I love james thrash but it might be time to part ways with him too. Santana Moss has some injury issues but we are going to have to bite the bullet. we can't bring in a #1 WR. I'm so proud of Randle El. He really stepped up for us. 10 catches yesterday... He plays hard and in my eyes he is a quality #2 WR. He earned alot of respect this year. Hopefully Mike Espy can step up, but i'm not counting on him. Hopefully we can find a big target who can run routes. We also need to increase team speed at WR. McCardell and Caldwell are not deep threats.

The McIntosh injury scares me. He is probably done for 2008. Godfrey played well but he is older and a little slow. HB Blades looked good at times. It would be nice to bring in a quality veteran just incase Blades or Godfrey cant step up. Also, Washington has been battling injuries the last two years, it might be time to start grooming a replacement for him.


Special teams has played pretty well all year. I love Rock Cartwright, But there is no way we can afford to pay him starting Running back money.
We need to bring in competition for the punting and kicking.
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OL and CB. Move Springs to FS and Landry to SS.
I've been saying for three years move Springs to FS if necessary. But I think Landry has proven it's not necessary.
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