What I Was Thinking
The Method to My Madness...
Goal #1 ~ Beef Up The Defensive Front 7
I think we have taken enormous
strides in that direction:
~ Our "34" D Line is currently destitute
. But by bringing in ~ by thieving
~ the phenomenal
athletic and Beastly talents of Akiem Hicks
and Chibgo Anunoby
to attack and pillage on both flanks of Vince Wilork
~ 1000 Pounds of savage, unforgiving EVIL
~ I believe that we could, by the end of 2012, develop such an unprecedented
amalgamation of mauling, raving Front Wall Mayhem
...that we could become the Terror of the AFC!!
~ In the "43", "425", and "245" Sets, the introduction of Hicks and Anunoby ~ raw though they be ~ will, come the second half of the season ~ which is our strength, because Coach Bill and his crew know better than anyone
how to guide young players Through the Gears ~ not only enable Wilfork and Love to stay fresh, but, more to the point, will finally allow us to deploy a 4 Man Rotation that could usher in a long and delightfully
nightmarish Reign of Interior Fear: Both
these young Beasts have the capacity to consume Double Teams, to collapse Pockets, to disrupt, and to wreak Havoc
...And I believe that, by year's end, they could be doing just that.
~ Continuing with the "43", "425", and "245" Sets, Shea McClellin
the kind of Animal to make an immediate
Impact, and to make it all over the field.
I see him as a classic Hybrid, developing into a Flanker in the "34" and an End in the "43" or our crazy-@$$ "425" and tearing it up
, thanks to a ridiculous
fusion of Athleticism, Power, Brains, and PASSION
...And Cam Johnson
is Johny Lunch Bucket: A guy who can and will do it all, and, I strongly suspect, amaze the vast majority with how extensive his expertise is, and how persistently relentless and reliable he is.
~ Also, regarding the "43" Ends, I expect a tremendous
recovery from the Much Maligned Jermaine Cunningham
, and an explosive Impact by Trevor Scott
, Dark Horse.
~ The greatest
Impact, though, might be that of LaVonte David.
Our Defense could be simply transformed
by his arrival.
~ David will be a disruptive, destructive
"43" Will Flanker.
~ David may well become an legendary
"43" Will Flanker.
~ David will be a phenomenal
"245" and "425" Mid Fielder, in Space.
~ David will be an abusive
"34" MidFielder, if he's asked to.
~ Hell, David will be an outstanding "425" Rover
, if he's asked to!!
Those with any
doubts about his coming impact on the GridIron need a remedial Physics 101 Class.
How does the expression go??
With him and the ferocious DeMario Davis
joining Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, Dane Fletcher
, and Rob Ninkovich
~ with Shae McClellin, Cam Johnson, Trevor Scott
and the resurgent Jermaine Cunningham
joining in on "34" Sets ~ our MidFielder crew could become a Run-Crashing, Pass-Thrashing BEAST!!
~ And of course: McClellin, Johnson, Cunningham, and Scott would join Rob Ninkovich to form a young, talented, and shockingly deep
Flanker crew in our "34" alignments!! At last ~ at long
last ~ we can boast of tremendous Depth of Talent
at every position in our Front 7, in any
~ Needless to say, Vontaze Burfict
is a Moon Shot.
And I'd be the last
one to tell you that he is likely or not to succeed.
But I'll say two things:
He is a raving lunatic.
..which is not always such a bad thing.
IF ~ I say, again ~ IF...we are able to get an harness on this raving lunatic...Vontaze Burfict
Pro Bowl capacity as a raging, marauding MidFielder!!
He's been pretty much written off as a Lost Cause.
But as a Student of Human Behavior...I see a unique Opportunity
Burfict is staring straight
into the Abyss.
he has the Heart...might be exactly
what saves him.
And if we can
actually harness...and then unleash
Goal #1 Continued ~ The Pass Rush + The Secondary
~ Bringing in brutal, mauling Beasts like Hicks and Anunoby, who could be crushing Offensive Lines and collapsing Pockets by December, could go a long way towards opening up things for the entire Defense.
Rotating with Wilfork and Love on the interior, the four of them should pretty much destroy
any remnant of a Comfort Zone any opposing QB might hope for, regardless
of our Defensive Set.
~ The Ripple Effect of this, combined with the potentially explosive
influx of David, Davis, and Burfict, and the ascensions of Dane Fletcher
and Brandon Spikes
, who I expect to combine with the rising Star of Jerod Mayo
to form one of the finest MidFielder crews in ALL the Land...could produce cataclysmic
affects on Offenses trying to flee from our marauding Front 7!!
~ If all that falls together, frankly, my Aunt, my Sister, and my Nieces could man the Back 4. Even so, with Ras I Dowling
coming back to join Jamell Fleming
and Trumaine Johnson
, the influx of High Caliber, All Pro Potential Secondary talent would be IMMENSE.
I believe that Devin McCourty
is about to launch a multiple Pro Bowl career, and that Pat Chung
is about to have a tremendous year. God HELP the Rest of the league, if we put all these moves together!!
Goal #2 ~ Beef Up the Offensive Front 7
~ To give yourself the best chance of winning the Grim Games of Deep Winter ~ of winning Championships
~ the most efficient way of doing so is to not only develop great Front 7's on both
sides of the ball, but to develop tremendous Depth of Talent.
Any Patriot fan who watched Super Bowl 42 should need no convincing of that.
~ Dante The Great
has worked miracles
with Debris and Detritus for the last decade...But that's only enough to get
us to The Big Game ~ not to give us the best chance of actually winning
The Big Game. And with terrific talents annually available on the cheap at all O Line positions, neglecting the development of deep Depth of Talent at these critical, vital
positions is such an obvious and egregious mistake that I should never
have to explain it to an intelligent, thinking man.
~ The moves I propose would render us 10 Deep
with serious Grizzly Talent
on our O Line, and by Winter ~ when we start playing for keeps
~ the likes of Amini Silatolu, Senio Kelemete, Robert Gallery
, and Matt McCants
should be ready not only to step in and compete
...but to batter and bludgeon
even the most
dangerous of Defensive Linemen.
And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how you stop competing for Championships...
...And start winning them.
Goal #2 Continued ~ The Tight Ends
~ The potential Impact of WB Evan Rodriguez
~ who I understand most've never heard of ~ could be the most devastating of them all.
Honestly, I cannot name any player in this Draft Class who offers such a disruptive
fusion of Lead-Blocking brutality
with such a sweet, deadly touch in the Passing Game. He is Battle Ready, and prepared to wreak Havoc on the 31 teams foolish enough to pass on'm.
Goal #3 ~ Playing It Forward
~ I mentioned that I'm a student of Human Nature?? I have a funny feeling that San Fran ~ even though I think they are absolutely for real ~ are a strong candidate for a Sophomore Slump, this year...and that their 1st Rounder could drop to the Mid Teens. In fact...I expect
~ Much as I tried to convince myself otherwise, I simply couldn't find that phenomenal Defensive Tackle Impact Prospect
that I've always longed for, in this Draft Class, to join Vince Wilfork
in the "43", "425", and, above all, in the "245", in terrorizing
the center of the Board!!
But 2013 is another matter, all together.
And he ain't the only one.
My Game Plan was to dramatically
Beef Up both the Defensive Front 7 and the Offensive Front 7 ~ because I believe that that's the best way to forge a team that will not only compete in the Grim Games of Darkest Winter, but win them!!
~ and I believe I have done so!! Here's hoping that Coach Bil The Mad (Genius) has a somewhat similar Game Plan, and implements it to its fullest possible success!!