Official Offseason thread.. Needs, Draft, FA, Etc...
its only right that i start this thread this week, being our last week of the 2011 season..
post all moves here, all draft, FA, and personell moves here..
let me start by asking everyone's opinion on who needs to get cut?
who should stay?
who is starter material? who is a backup?
what positions need upgrade? what players are starter material or have potential but need Development? where Do we need Depth? Etc......
let me start by giving the guys that need to go:
David anderson, Terrance austin, John beck, brandon banks, erik cook, keyaron fox, sean locklear, rocky mcintosh, rob myers, richard quinn, mike sellers, darrion scott, doug worthington, byron chris baker, kedric gholsten, philip bucannon and westbrook.
guys we should try to trade and get something for:
Fred Davis(maybe we can get a 2nd or 3rd rounder or package him to move up for RG3 or luck
Donte Stallworth(ill take a 10th rounder for him)
guys we should keep (with potential);
Aldrick (takes austin's spot), hurt, balmer, Gano, nield, and thompson
As for starters i believe our front 7 on defense Is set.. We should get a guy to groom behind fletcher like we did riley. aside from that, we are one of the deepest defensive fronts in the NFL.
We are Set At Safety with laron and otogwe.. We just need to get healthy and we do have good depth there with doughty and Gomes.
We do need A starter at CB opposite Wilson because Hall is more of a slot CB. we also need depth at CB. FA is definitly an option
on offense We need a Starter opposite Hankerson. a speed guy like streeter or Wright in the 2nd-4th round range. i say hankerson because i think Gaffney and Moss are nothing but depth and possession guys at this stage of their careers similar to donald Driver. aldrick, paul, and armstrong are nothing more than depth.. and 2 of them(maybe all 3) will probably get cut.
I think we are set At RB and FB.. Royster, hightower, and helu is more than enough. young is a great FB, and if cooley stays, he can serve as a FB as well.
IMO we need a TE. Davis is one piss-test away from a year-long ban, and i prefer a finley or grahm type guy anyways.. i think we should definitly target someone early.. 4th or 5th.. plus paulsen is not exactly our aaron hernandez to davis.
LT, center, RG, and RT are set..
I think Willie smith has shown enough promiss that he can be a reliable starter at RT in the future once we move on from brown since he was thrown into the wolves and did pretty well.
everyone will probably disagree, but i think hurt can develop into a good LG, especially with a full-offseason, mini-camps, OTA's, Training camp, etc...
if not lichtensteiger should be fully health by the start of camp..
i would not mind adding a Benn grubbs or carl nicks either but they will be pricey.look for shanny to draft someone in the 6th-7th anyways.. i think our OL coaches have outdone themselves this year and they can coach up late picks into starters
we need a new return specialist.. maybe we draft one this year.
LAST but not least, we need a new QB. IMO, we need 2. RG3 or luck, then a backup like kyle orton, A.J feeley, chad henne...maybe a 7th rounder like kellen moore, or dominique davis as luck or rg3's backup. heck ill take anyone as the back-up qb but Rex.. i think we have suffered enough.