04-30-2011, 11:15 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
The Defense - Needs After The Draft
Obviously, Belichick doesn't see the need the same as posters here. Perhaps, he just didn't like what he saw in the draft. In any case, it seems that the front seven could certainly use upgrades or at least camp competition.
The secondary is fine. We have 12 in house that will compete for roster spots.
McCourty, Bodden, Arrington, Butler, Wilhite
Chung, Meriweather, Sanders, Downing, Page, Brown, Barrett
We've already added Stroud.
OUR CURRENT SEVEN
Warren, Wilfork, Stroud
Wright, Brace, Deaderick, Pryor
Richard, Weston and favorite are our kids.
There are lots of question marks, starting with the health of Wright. At very least two players are needed. One is needed to compete with Stroud for his DE roster spot. Another should provide competition or upgrade from Wright and or Pryor.
We would do well to bring back G. Warren if he is interested. He probably won't be.
There is no need inside with Mayo, Spikes, Guyton and Fletcher in place. Obviously, we can always use a top STer, often labeled as ILB on the roster.
Banta-Cain, Ninkovich, Cunningham, Moore, Murrell
With all respect to our staff and our players, there must be players available to upgrade or compete with this set of five.
We need 4-5 defensive players, all DL's or OLB's. That's not a lot for free agency. And they may not all make the team.
I expect the defense to better in 2011, even with no additions. After all, we have Warren and Bodden back. We might have Wright or Pryor. Cunningham and Spikes should be improved in their sophomore year.
But, I do not expect us to go without additions.
Last edited by mgteich; 04-30-2011 at 11:15 PM..