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  1. miDeuce

    miDeuce Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I think most would agree we need a young defensive playmaker. Most mock drafts have us taking either an OLB or a CB. So I ask what do you prefer - a Dangel Hall/Cromartie type corner? Or a Shaun Meriman type OLB? (I'm talking dream scenario of course where the guy comes in and starts)

    Personally I'd like to see a stud CB. We are so thin there it's scary. As Beyonce would say, we could really use an UPGRADE there.
     
  2. Crazyeechrispats1

    Crazyeechrispats1 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    The Demarcus Ware, Kamberon Wimberly, Terrel Suggs freak, a excellent pass rush makes up for a lack of strength in the secondary.
    I would love to get 3 new linebackers to fit in the rotation one way or another next season.
    We really have gotten by without elite cornerbacks and good corners are alot easier to find, than elite pass rushers.
     
  3. JoePats

    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

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    The pass-rusher. Those guys can wreck games and can make up for somewhat of a suspect secondary.

    Also, the way the rules are now, unless you are getting a true shutdown corner, a Hall of Fame type, I think you can find that production level later on in the draft.

    Stop the run, rush the passer. We can do the first part, now we have to do the 2nd part better.
     
  4. Ratoath

    Ratoath On the Roster

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    i agree with whats been said so far. a good pass rush makes the cb's job a lot easier.


    our pass rush was good, but a bit inconsistent
     
  5. Watson's IQ

    Watson's IQ 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Long term, I'd rather have the OLB who's a beast in pass rush, but I'm not sure that fits either:

    A) The current needs of this team
    B) What's available in the draft.

    I think if Asante is gone that CB is the clear priority, and a linebacker is a distant second place. Assuming Asante is not a Patriot, if the top pick is anything other than a corner I will be sorely disappointed.
     
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  6. Irish Hooligan

    Irish Hooligan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I couldn't agree more. Excellent point about secondary rules effecting performance.
     
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