Clackwoods Posted May 8, 2009 Report Share Posted May 8, 2009 Just wanted to start a topic where we could combine all the off season acquisitions into one thread and discuss them. I am only including the people who are believed to be starters or legit players on the team this year that weren't with us the majority of last season.Offense-QB- Carson Palmer (Return from injury)- Starter, JT. Osullivan- Backup RB- Brian Leonard- Second String, Bernard Scott- Third StringFB- Jeremiah Johnson, FuiWR- Laverneus Coles-Second WRTE- Chase Coffman-Second or third TE???Oline- Andre Smith (Franchise LT), John Luigs (Potential starter/Backup Center or Guard)Dline- Michael Johnson- Second string DE (Pass rush specialist), Tank Johnson (Second or third DT)LB's- Keith Rivers (Return from injury), Rey (Starting LB, MLB or SLB?)DB- Roy Williams (5 time Pro Bowler, starting Safety), Morgan Trent (Possible nickel corner)Special Teams- Kevin Huber (Best punter in draft, 45 yard average)We lost a couple players, but I believe we replaced them with equal if not better talent, the only one that you could question is TJ and Coles. I love Coles and I think he is just as good as TJ so their is no loss their. Take into account the maturation of our second year players including Sims, and our two WR's and we are looking at a very impressive roster upgrade. We have upgraded the following positions in my opinon:QB, Depth at RB, FB, More maturity at WR, TE, Oline (Specifically LT and depth), DE, DT (With Tank and the maturation of Sims and the arrival of Shirley), LB, DB (How can you argue with a five time probowler?), and Special teams (We locked up a top 5 kicker and got a WAY better kicker than Larson.Our team has improved in almost every position. We went to the playoffs in 2005 with a roster that I think had less talent than this one and with our weak schedule I don't think 12 and 4 is out of question Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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