End of the year we can make lots of room, axe Harrison, Hood, Wallace, Mendenhall, Big Snack & Foster (not a knock on Wallace not trying to start that argument again). We could focus on building the D back up.
- Harrison's age is finally showing.
- Not ready to give up on Hood after one bad year. More likely that Keisel is done soon.
- I don't think Wallace will get a big contract, but he'll be back. I don't think Roethlisberger would be happy with his deep threat leaving.
- I'm not sold on Dwyer as Mendenhall's replacement. I think he's back on a club-friendly deal with escalators (due to injuries).
- Hampton should already be gone, but fortunately he'll be a free agent after the season. Will likely retire.
- Foster. Bleh.
Think the D-line will probably be Heyward, McLendon, Hood next year. LBs need some work. I agree about building the D back up, but that's actually why we need to at least let Hood play out his contract (FA in 2014). It's really crazy -- we should be in rebuilding mode, but we're still finding ways to be competitive.
Brown and Sanders, get rid of plex, keep cotchery for cheap, wallace for cheap. Need 1-2 solid RB punch. Mendy/Dwyer, Rainey, or utilize or FB WAY more for runs as well. Need a better O line(like always) is improving though. Draft a SS, and a good LB or 2. Our D line needs way improvement.
We tried the dink and dunk offense to keep Ben on his feet, but even that failed. He is battered now from all the hits he has been taking. I'll still take him over Byron, Batch, Hoyer, Cotchery, Flacco lol.
I like that....Lewis as a SS and Clark as a FS....two of the top hitting safeties...heck yeah. We would need another Corner though, don't know where to start for that. Even if Ben plays this Sunday...outcome looks bleak. Baltimore actually looks elite at M&T. They find ways to win when they shouldn't (San Diego, Kansas)