Was gonna wait until after the season, but I'm confident in saying this:
- Want a new DC (but it wont happen). Fewell is not aggressive and this read-and-react stuff has constantly given up the length of the field while they wait for turnovers. It worked fine last year when Eli was on fire, but sometimes you need to rely on your D when the offense isn't clicking....haven't been able to do that AT ALL this year. The run D is an absolute embarrassment. The secondary is full of holes and the pass rush is uninspired. So Fewell needs to pay the price for it.
- MLB - Blackburn is adequate, not great. Herzlich looked like he just needed some exposure, but now I really have my doubts. He reads the play real slow and doesn't look so great lately. This team, like every other year, needs a beast of an MLB with leadership ability.
No one every listened to Sean about Herzlich...
Damn as much as I love the guy and his story he's not a starting NFL MLB
I think I'm Gilbride's lone supporter, and im happy to stay that way. I'm sure that Eli helps him more than they other way around, but the bottom line is that our offense is NOT the problem. We had a step-back year, but the combo of Eli-Gilbride/Tc has worked, so no need to change it.
1] Our Defense is a HUGE prob, so fire Fewell, who's average at best, and clean up the dead bodies.
2] Specifically, we need to move on from Tuck, Osi, Canty, Phillips, T2, Boley, and poss Webster. In turn, DRAFT D players early and often, and sign an IMPACT defender [any position].
3] On offense, we are fine, but long term, we do have to worry about our lack of healthy RB depth, and about the long term health of Nicks.
4] on ST, we look fantastic.
*sigh* I can't believe I have to wait another  mos to see ANY meaningful football. *sigh* ....Losing sucks.
Twoz for Cruz!!
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"Isiah's about as safe as me in a room full of cookies, If I'm in a room full of cookies the cookies ain't got no chance." --- Sir Charles
Anyone know anything about Martellus Bennet's Brother who I believe is a DE with Tampa Bay ? Is he a FA , is he any good ?
What I want to see:
Fewell go bye bye.
Would like to see Webster go but not sure who we could get to replace him.
Want a real Linebacker. One that can stop the run and /or cover Tight Ends. (Or we could get 2.)
Draft either Alec Ogletree, CJ Mosley, top corner available, top o-lineman availiable.
If one of these is addressed via free agency, consider top pass rusher available.
Re-sign Cruz, Brown, Brown, Hixon, Beatty(If price is right), Blackburn (If price is right), get Diehl to restructure deal, bring Bennett back.
Get a better DC. Maybe a Lovie Smith or Spags if he parts from the Bayou.
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Overall, he's schemed incredibly well and I'm impressed with his ability to shed the run n gun and embrace the new pass heavy style. Having him here all these years has been nothing but good for Eli's development.
That said, now that Eli has matured I wouldn't mind seeing what an OC like Norv Turner or somebody could do with him.