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Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions

need to be upgraded in the offseason?

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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
o-line


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Patrick O Rly
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
Olb still, although it's strange to see no apparent weaknesses in our defense as of now.

We'll need to reload in the secondary. Our d-line is going to be sick for years to come.


BarbeTiger
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
Honestly I can't think of one
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
another safety


Patrick O Rly
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
Jenkins last year of his rookie contract. Maybe we resign him if he has a decent year. Harper is likely gone.


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Melvin
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
I wouldn't mind another tackle for depth


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THRILLHO
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
PRob is done and Greer is getting up there in age. CB should be our priority on defense. Don't forget that we're getting back Butler next season. At worst, I think he'll be an adequate 1 year stop gap that would allow us put off drafting an OLB/DE for another year. I'd put the order in terms of biggest need as:
CB
S
ILB
OLB

Looks like a deep draft for CB as well. I'd put OL as the top need, though. You can usually get a top 3 C in the draft in the late 2nd/early 3rd, so that's where I'd focus on getting one, hopefully re-signing DLP to be a very good backup to LG/C/RG.


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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
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Olb still, although it's strange to see no apparent weaknesses in our defense as of now.
Of course we'll have Victor Butler for next year. Do you think Junior Galette can be a full time starter at OLB?

quote:

Our d-line is going to be sick for years to come.
I think so too.


L.A.
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
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PRob is done and Greer is getting up there in age. CB should be our priority on defense. Don't forget that we're getting back Butler next season. At worst, I think he'll be an adequate 1 year stop gap that would allow us put off drafting an OLB/DE for another year. I'd put the order in terms of biggest need as:
CB
S
ILB
OLB

Looks like a deep draft for CB as well. I'd put OL as the top need, though. You can usually get a top 3 C in the draft in the late 2nd/early 3rd, so that's where I'd focus on getting one, hopefully re-signing DLP to be a very good backup to LG/C/RG
Good stuff.



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Sammobile
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
I think we should be looking for a new corner, Lewis and Greer have been ok but that position could use an upgrade.


chillygentilly
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
the entire O-line, save Jahri
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Melvin
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
They've been better than ok so far


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Midget Death Squad
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
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PRob is done and Greer is getting up there in age. CB should be our priority on defense


I was coming to say this. CB is still in need of an upgrade. Second to that is OLB; we need someone opposite Juniah to make a stud tandem. Safety is probably third in the order.

I do agree with others that OLine is in need of upgrade, specifically Tackles. Center is next on the list. Our guards are very good, so we don't need to worry much on that front.

The good thing is that this team is very well stacked across the board, and we will mostly be drafting for depth and future replacements. This is a good position to be in, and it is how the Steelers, Pats and Colts have been consistently good over the last decade or two


bonethug0108
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
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Do you think Junior Galette can be a full time starter at OLB?


He's played a majority of the snaps and has looked great doing it. Don't see a problem here.

It think, as was said, CB and S are the main issues.

Greer is getting older and more expensive, PRob just suffered a major injury, and Lewis isn't a clear cut number 1 corner(yet).

I think safety is less a need as I saw it before. Vaccaro is clearly a starter and Bush has proven quite productive so I think we'd be okay if we lost both Jenkins and Harper next year but our depth would be extremely thin.

Between Lofton, Hawthorne, and Humber I think we are good at ILB and with Galette, Wilson, and Butler OLB will be fine.

Dline is set 2 deep.

Of course injuries always play a factor but you can't predict them(like the Dline and OLB this year).


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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
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PRob is done and Greer is getting up there in age. CB should be our priority on defense. Don't forget that we're getting back Butler next season. At worst, I think he'll be an adequate 1 year stop gap that would allow us put off drafting an OLB/DE for another year. I'd put the order in terms of biggest need as:
CB
S
ILB
OLB

Looks like a deep draft for CB as well. I'd put OL as the top need, though. You can usually get a top 3 C in the draft in the late 2nd/early 3rd, so that's where I'd focus on getting one, hopefully re-signing DLP to be a very good backup to LG/C/RG.


All this. Although I think they'll give PRob every opportunity to return.


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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
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and with Galette, Wilson, and Butler OLB will be fine.


Harrelson? What's his contract situation?


bonethug0108
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
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Harrelson? What's his contract situation?


Possible we resign him but I believe he only had a year left.

We are in a deep hole($15-20 mil over I believe depending on the cap) to start with next year and we need to sign Graham and our current starting C, LT, and RT are all FAs next year.
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BobBoucher
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
Like others, aside from the Oline problems, heres what i see:

S - Jenkins/Harper combo can be upgraded, we saw what a dif KV can make. can you imagine another one?

OLB - Depth. Tez hasnt shown much. Neither has Paris Hilton. I think we can get better here

CB- Depth. PRob hurt.


htran90
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re: Based on what you've seen of the defense so far this year, which positions
we aren't going to be grabbing a big difference maker picking #32.

So we're picking up someone for depth and potential starter, gotta be a DB.

Greer is consistent, but age is catching up to him and we can't depend on him forever.

OLB is young and looking good.
D-line is young and deep
ILB has experience and still relatively young/cheap
Safety - "2-deep" and I'm sure we can resign jenkins/harper to a cheap contract if needed.


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