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  1. Offseason Thread

    So, I was listening to Dan Patrick this morning, and he was talking about how Miami would be the perfect landing spot for a guy like AB and Kyler Murray because their team is bland and there aren't any faces of the franchise that can create a buzz. I started thinking about our team, and it got me thinking are we in a similar position to a Miami where we're a bland football team with no real faces of our franchise that can generate a buzz or overall interest? Do we need to make some kind of big splash this offseason to give our franchise a shot in the arm? I've always stated that I don't really care what the media thinks of our team or if they pay attention to us. I just want us to win, and if we win with no national media love so be it, and I actually prefer that because every time the national media takes notice we fall apart. I've also been a big component of building through the draft and developing our guys. I think that's really how Championship teams are built. However, the Dan Patrick thing got me thinking... Are we doing our team a disservice by not making bigger attempts at bringing in premium talents such as an AB, LeVeon, or whatever other "big name" ends up becoming available? We've rarely been a team that has gone "big game hunting" in the offseason. Our team has always been constructed as a sum of its total parts and not based around one or two "core" guys. The last big name acquisition we had was DeMarco, and he was amazing for us that first year. So, I'm starting to wonder after looking at the landscape of our team if now is the time to take a calculated risk on a big name guy like an AB that wouldn't necessarily be in the norm for us, but a guy that could instantly give our Franchise that shot in the arm and ultimately give us a premium level talent that we aren't really used to having.
  2. Offseason Thread

    Anthony Barr is probably my favorite off of this list as far as bringing in another pass rusher. He's been productive in Minny under Zimmer's 4-3, but I think he's still been a little out of place and not allowed to use his best traits. He was a monster getting to the QB at UCLA as a 3-4 OLB, so I think we could plug him into that role next to Landry and really reap the benefits. Plus he's still very young and could become a staple of our Defense moving forward. I also wouldn't mind plugging in Gerald McCoy next to Casey. First of all, bringing in McCoy would add another big time leader to our defense/team, and secondly, putting Casey next to another Pro Bowl DLineman that can also rush the passer from the interior could only mean good things for our defense. Pees would no longer have to send additional blitzers every single time that we want to get pressure on the QB, because he'd have two Pro Bowl DLinemen that could collapse the pocket. That'd be a great help.
  3. Offseason Thread

    I'd really like to see us double down on veteran WRs in FA if we get the opportunity, but the more likely route is that we'll grab one of the FAs like Tyrell or Tate and then draft another mid round receiver to have in house to develop. Sharpe and Taywan have been up and down between just overall inconsistencies and being plagued by injuries, so I could see JR wanting to have another young guy in the fold to work with. The guy that comes to mind for me to fill that role would be Keelan Doss. Small school guy that had a very productive college career and a good showing at the Senior Bowl. If he's there in the 4th round or so, I think Jon will be all over it.
  4. Offseason Thread

    Yeah I hear ya. It'd probably create more problems than it'd ultimately be worth long term anyways. He'd just be a stop gap for a year or two and then that'd be that. If Marcus is going to flame out here we're set up pretty well with QB prospects over the next two years with Tua/Fromm next year and then Lawrence in 2021.
  5. Offseason Thread

    So, I'm just spit balling here, but I saw today that the Lions will consider taking a QB at 8th overall, and it got me thinking... Should we try to make a run at Stafford if he becomes available? I think if we got him here he'd compete with Marcus for the starting job and more than likely beat him out. I'm all for Marcus getting his last chance to succeed and be our long term guy, but on the other side of that coin I see a scenario where we bring in a guy like Stafford who is a superior passer and put him in a situation where he could really thrive with one of the most talented teams around him that he's ever had. It's probably very unlikely, but if Stafford became available I think I'd at least entertain the conversation.
  6. 2019 NFL Draft/College Thread

    I think Harry might end up being the best WR in this class. Don't think he's getting talked about enough.
  7. Offseason Thread

    Flacco traded to Denver. Doubt they keep Keenum at that salary. He could be a nice upgrade at backup QB for us.
  8. From "The Guy of the Guy"

    Not surprising that we're interested in a couple BC guys with Vrabel's ties there. There's some good names there in FA. Hope we can land one or two of the Defensive guys. What's the real deal with Kevin White? I really liked him coming out, but I know he's been riddled with injuries his whole career thus far. Was he really hurt all of this year too, or is it possible the Bears were just ready to move on and didn't have a spot for him anymore?
  9. TCMD 19

    I'd be down to help out with this. I've had a lot of fun with TCMD over the last few years. Everybody else pretty much nailed our needs and people we should resign already. Pass Rush, Interior DLine, OLine, and an upgraded backup QB/potential competition for Marcus should be the priorities.
  10. 2019 NFL Draft/College Thread

    Oh I definitely agree. Just a little tidbit of info that could scare some teams off if he's seen as a guy that's been coddled throughout his career thus far. If he falls into the teens I hope we do everything we can to trade up for him. Putting him next to Casey would be great for our defense.
  11. 2019 NFL Draft/College Thread

    https://sportsnaut.com/2018/11/report-potential-top-five-pick-ed-oliver-seen-as-high-maintenance/ This could be something that could lead to an Oliver slide.
  12. Offseason Thread

    While I agree that the team needs to add some more attitude and nastiness to it, we're not going to just be able to cherry pick guys on the team already and tell them to play with more attitude if that isn't in their personalities. That's going to have the opposite effect than we want, because it'll come off as disingenuous. I think we need more vocal leaders on the team especially with the retirement of Orakpo, and Delanie here soon, but I don't think telling naturally quiet natured guys to assume that vocal leader role is the best course of action, because it's not genuine and guys in the locker room can sense when guys are faking it. For what it's worth though... I think Marcus has lit a fire under the team vocally before, but he does that in private. I can't remember what game it was last year, but there were reports that he said some things before the game to pump the team up. I think we lost that game, but he did it lol. I don't think he's ever going to be that "RaRa" guy in public especially in the middle of a game, but I'd be willing to bet he's talked to guys in the locker room when he's seen problems. Just different styles of leadership.
  13. 2019 NFL Draft/College Thread

    I keep forgetting that Barr is a free agent. I think he'd be a great fit here as a 3-4 edge rusher. He was one of my favorite prospects in his draft class, and he was very productive at UCLA rushing the passer. He was still productive in Minny, but I feel like his talents were somewhat wasted as a 4-3 OLB in Zimmer's defense. He's certainly got all the traits to be a really good 3-4 edge rusher. It'll be interesting to see how we value him.
  14. 2019 NFL Draft/College Thread

    I'm really liking Montez Sweat right now for our pick at 19. He's got great bend, and he has a nice set of pass rush moves to build off of. I think him and Landry would be a pretty deadly combo of pass rushers for us moving forward.
  15. Offseason Thread

    One of the biggest things I want us to address this offseason is our WR depth. Our Interior line on both sides of the ball and pass rush are no doubt our most dire needs, but some solid WR depth is right there on the level of overall importance too. We definitely need to find a number 2 to complement Corey, and I wouldn't be opposed at all to doubling down on veteran WRs this offseason. With the way Jon operates, doubling down on Free Agent WRs probably won't happen, but I don't want to get in the situation we were in this year where we're relying on young UDFA receivers in crucial games throughout our season ever again. Not to mention the health and inconsistency of Taywan and Tajae still leave a lot to be desired. I'd say Tajae is more consistent as a player than Taywan, but they both have also struggled to stay healthy. If we could add a combo of Tyrell Williams and Golden Tate to pair with a returning Delanie and Corey, I'd feel really good about our offensive weapons. I think that would give Marcus legitimate security blankets all over the field for the first time in his career, and give our offense the best chance to succeed.
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