We were inside thr top 20 in total yardage, rushing and passing plus 12th in interceptions. Bad in pts per game and thr worst games were mid season. Team really tightened up down the stretch. Imaginr if we had some real defensive talent? Tarver and DA have the defense going in the right direction..Quote:
Originally Posted by slvrandblkatack:24922248
We had 8 new starters in Game 2 against San Diego yesterday. Compared to Game 1 week 1. With one of those players Huff playing a different position. The defense will be good next year. The Falcons game showed they can play against explosive offenses....but the middle part of the season was pathetic. Nice end to the season watching the Raiders stop the run and play tough D.
Lets see who bring as LB coach. We let go of Johnny Holland for a reason. Who knows maybe we bring in 3-4 LB coach
CB - 1 FA and 1 in the 3rd/4th round
LBs - 1 FA and 1 3rd/4th round draft pick (whichever round we don't pick up the corner)
There ya go, 3-4. Rest of the draft and FA can be spent on safety, o-line and receiver.
Depending on who we let go (after Seymour, Kelly, etc) for cap space, maybe a McFadden, DHB, and/or Palmer, we would then address those positions as well. For example, if we cut Palmer, that's an extra 13 mil to get a cheaper vet QB, and then money to put up towards those other positions.
I myself would rather let Palmer go, get 13 mil, use that and the draft to build that 3-4 defense, get it right. We should find out what Pryor has for a season while that defense grows, and then judge if we need a franchise QB after the 2013 season going into the 2014 draft. Having Palmer stick around would just take up money we could spend on fixing the defense, while destroying a chance to actually see if Pryor is the answer for our future. Keeping Palmer around while we rebuild won't help us get to the playoffs or anything.
Statistics really don't mean that much especially since we won 1 game in the last 2 months. I did like the run defense at the end, but did we really play anyone that was a playoff team?
Whether or not we go to a 3-4 or 4-3 will probably depend on who's left, and who's available. Secondly, I don't care what we have, but if we can't get 2 decent cover corners in the off season, we'll be right back where we were.