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Old 02-01-2017, 10:00 AM   #1
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Offseason Focus: Defensive Line

Say what you want, but to me D-line should be the focus for the offseason. Unfortunately, McC has done a relatively poor job in this area and will have to improve in order for the entire Defense to get better.

Lets start here with an outstanding article from Keim:

Redskins' defensive line must be helped by free agency, draft - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN

We must resign Baker, we must add a top notch free agent talent, and we must add a D-Lineman with 1 of our first 2 picks.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:08 AM   #2
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Re: Offseason Focus: Defensive Line

I believe SM will focus heavily on the D-line this offseason. Bringing in Tomsula to be the D-line coach is a step in the right direction, IMO. He's a pretty solid D-line coach, with or without farts.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re: Offseason Focus: Defensive Line

I'd say this is where they should add a free agent. I heard them talking about Bennie Logan and I'd be fine with that. But regarding the draft, again...it's all about BPA. If d-line is there when we pick then fine. If they think the BPA is a guy on offense then you have to take that player. Hopefully BPA is the guy on Florida or Taco on Mich. Those guys seem to have the quick first step. Too many guys on our D-line that are slow as turtles.
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Re: Offseason Focus: Defensive Line

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Say what you want, but to me D-line should be the focus for the offseason. Unfortunately, McC has done a relatively poor job in this area and will have to improve in order for the entire Defense to get better.

Lets start here with an outstanding article from Keim:

Redskins' defensive line must be helped by free agency, draft - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN

We must resign Baker, we must add a top notch free agent talent, and we must add a D-Lineman with 1 of our first 2 picks.
Baker probably wants close to $10 million a year, a 4 year contract, and a big signing bonus. I doubt the Redskins will give it to him.

Paying big bucks for a two down NG is questionable at best.

There are now mock drafts that have Thomas in the top 10, so the chances of him being available appear slim.

It makes more sense to sign 2nd tier FA DL and draft two or three.
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Baker probably wants close to $10 million a year, a 4 year contract, and a big signing bonus. I doubt the Redskins will give it to him.

Paying big bucks for a two down NG is questionable at best.

There are now mock drafts that have Thomas in the top 10, so the chances of him being available appear slim.

It makes more sense to sign 2nd tier FA DL and draft two or three.
Well, this is what we expected last year and shit the bed in the draft with Ioannidis. Paea and Reyes were garbage Free Agent busts. So now the need for DL help is even worse...and our only DL-man is a free agent. So poor ass planning if you ask me.
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Re: Offseason Focus: Defensive Line

The money is definitely there to pay a defensive lineman. Logan would be a good investment but I see nothing wrong with splurging for Poe.

Logan played alongside Cox and has been effective. But Poe is a guy that a line has to gameplan around. Logan is formidable but can be handled without a double team as long as your C or G is good.

Poe is much more of a disruptive problem.

And I'd agree, we have to buy at least one expensive lineman on the free agent market. I want Scot to stick with BPA in the draft. So if he gets to round 5 and doesn't pick a lineman, yet he thinks that's how BPA is breaking, I honestly want him to stick with that. Fill the needs in free agency. I'd pay for Poe, resign Baker, and bargain hunt for another free agent.

Then hopefully a lineman comes along as BPA, too.
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Say what you want, but to me D-line should be the focus for the offseason. Unfortunately, McC has done a relatively poor job in this area and will have to improve in order for the entire Defense to get better.

Lets start here with an outstanding article from Keim:

Redskins' defensive line must be helped by free agency, draft - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN

We must resign Baker, we must add a top notch free agent talent, and we must add a D-Lineman with 1 of our first 2 picks.
I agree with all of these moves. I'd go just a little further, though. I'd like to see the Skins draft two DL with high grades since this is a deep draft for DL. Also, I'd like to see the Skins pick up another lower tier FA for the DL. Specifically, I'd like to see Ziggy Hood re-signed because I think he was a good fit here.

In summary:

- Re-sign Chris Baker
- Sign another top-notch FA DL
- Sign a lower tier FA DL (Ziggy Hood?)
- Draft two DL in the first four rounds
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Junior Gallete was resigned for league minimum. Low risk, high reward if he stays healthy. If he does actually stay healthy this will be a boon if we are lucky enough to get Solomon from Stanford or that kid from Alabama.
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I am still all in on Junior Galette. Dude's going to have a big impact for us.

I'm happy to be one of the only people left to carry this banner. The Skins would be prudent not to count on great play from him, missing two seasons in a row. But I'm telling you the nature of these injuries, you can bounce right back from them like nothing happened.

He's going to ball out.
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I am still all in on Junior Galette. Dude's going to have a big impact for us.

I'm happy to be one of the only people left to carry this banner. The Skins would be prudent not to count on great play from him, missing two seasons in a row. But I'm telling you the nature of these injuries, you can bounce right back from them like nothing happened.

He's going to ball out.
Im really hoping so...ya know, from a personnel standpoint: JG, Trent Murphy, Kerrigan, Preston Smith....This is a stable of pass rushers/OLB.

Just adding 2 new starters at NT/DT, DE could help unleash these guys even more.
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Im really hoping so...ya know, from a personnel standpoint: JG, Trent Murphy, Kerrigan, Preston Smith....This is a stable of pass rushers/OLB.

Just adding 2 new starters at NT/DT, DE could help unleash these guys even more.
Agree and if the pass rush improves so does DB play.
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Re: Offseason Focus: Defensive Line

Keim is spot on...we cannot over look our d-line again this year.

I'd love to get 2 through FA (counting Baker as one of them). I really believe we could afford an upgrade at ILB & FS possibly too.

If all that happens, then yes, go wild on BPA in the draft.

But if we sit on our hands in F/A, then we cannot ignore needed upgrades in the draft.

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Keim is spot on...we cannot over look our d-line again this year.

I'd love to get 2 through FA (counting Baker as one of them). I really believe we could afford an upagred at ILB & FS possibly too.

If all that happens, then yes, go wild on BPA in the draft.

But if we sit on our hands in F/A, then we cannot ignore needed upgrades in the draft.
Man I want a serious ILB draft pick...if we went DT/DE and ILB with our first 2 picks I'm gonna be all smiles. This is my ideal start to the draft cause we need to improve up the middle of the defense to stop the run. Im penciling in Cravens as our starting SS too.
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Man I want a serious ILB draft pick...if we went DT/DE and ILB with our first 2 picks I'm gonna be a smiles. This is my ideal start to the draft cause we need to improve up the middle of the defense to stop the run. Im penciling in Cravens as our starting SS too.


We absolutely have to make ilb and Dline our first two picks. I dont care how good the wide receiver is that is sitting there!
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We absolutely have to make ilb and Dline our first two picks. I dont care how good the wide receiver is that is sitting there!
Don't get sucked into need based drafting. We have problems at ILB, all DL spots, free safety, left guard, tailback. I would also suggest that if you think you have a dynamite edge rusher or CB on the board you should never pass that up.

And if you think the next great QB is available at that spot, you can't say no.

The only thing we can say for sure is we don't need tackles.
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