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  1. #49

    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense



    Great thread.

    I see a huge problem in that we face two conflicting realities:

    1) We need to fill a LOT of holes on the D (fewer on the O), almost certainly through the draft

    2) Our recent draft history has not been a confidence builder:

    Kruger, Kindle, Cody, McPhee, Art Jones, Jimmy Smith (?), Tavares Gooden.

    Oz/FO at fault? Maybe they made bad picks. Or maybe we drafted pretty good guys, but did not have the coaching to develop them (McPhee, Cody, Cary Williams, Jimmy Smith?) or mis-developed them ( Kruger, Cary Williams, McPhee, Jah Reid?)

    Current status -- especially D -- says we need a huge draft. Recent history says . . . glass half empty. Lots of you guys follow the team and the game more closely than I do. I hope to be proven wrong.




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  3. #51

    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense

    Quote Originally Posted by dandrews View Post
    If we end up drafting Baccari Rambo I'm going to pee myself
    He's really good.

    Should be a solid/good year for safeties.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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  5. #53

    Re: Our Ray Replacement

    Likely won't have a shot at him.

    And this probably belongs in the fixing the defense thread...
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.




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    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense

    i would definately get a Rambo jersey.




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    He would have to wear a red head band under his helmet....




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    He's going in the top10 IMO. I love the guy, but don't think we'll see him in purple n black :/. Never know tho!




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    Re: Our Ray Replacement

    This guy is going in the top ten for sure, I can easily see a team like the Redskins getting him, or even trading up for him. The thing is, he's probably the best ILB prospect coming out of college since Patrick Willis. This may sound a little crazy, but even though the ILB position is devalued these days, guys like Manti Teo are the exception, and if teams feel he is going to be a Patrick Willis/Ray Lewis type player on their team (which I think is possible giving how his senior season is going and how he's handled his very unfortunate situation losing his loved ones.) teams are going to go after him like mad.

    If he falls for whatever reason, I'd be over the moon for him to land to us.




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    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense

    Wow guys, I knew Michael Mauti was GOOD, but not this good. Very very similar player to Sean Lee from what I've seen, would certainly settle for this guy in the 2nd round if we miss out on Teo.





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    Re: Way Too Early 2013 Draft/FA Thread: Fixing the Defense

    Anyone, and I repeat, anyone who can run the passer consistently, will have a dramatic effect on the defense. If they can set the edge then all the better.




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