JBrooks Posted March 5, 2004 Report Share Posted March 5, 2004 We still need a couple of pieces to put this together, but I think the start of FA has looked good so far.D-Line: We're set with Justin Smith (he'll have a monster year) and John Thornton. I can deal with the production we get from Duane Clemons if we can upgrade the other DT spot. With Tony Williams and Glen Steele backing up Thornton and (fill in name here), I think we'll be good. Cap dump: I loved OG, but we needed the cap space.Conclusion: a big run-stuffing DT and a solid backup DE is what we need.Linebacker: I think Nate Webster will pan out well. With Simmons and Hardy as bookends and that upgrade at DT, the linebackers should be the heart of our unit. Is it FINALLY time, Brian Simmons? We've got solid depth with Riall Johnson, Khalid Abdullah, and Adrian Ross.Cap dump: I could see them dumping Adrian Ross for cap space with the Webster signing.Conclusion: Pick up another young, fast, hard hitter in the draft (think Teddy Lehman will be around at #2?)Secondary: Scariest spot, as we all know. I like the Kim Herring pick-up and Tory James at corner. With Weathersby and Myles, I think we have a good, young nickel and dime group. But we need to pick up that other CB and another safety.Cap dump: If we can get Vincent or Bobby Taylor to sign for under 4 mil, I can see Burris being gone, too.Conclusion: Pick up one of the aforementioned corners and Still pick up a corner early in the draft. This gives us two vets at the corners with Weathersby, Myles, Terrell Roberts and a rook being groomed for the SWAT Team of the future. I say we keep Beckett and Kaesviharn, too (to platoon opposite Kim Herring).Tell me what you think boys (and Bengal-sis). I love that we kept Shayne Graham around. Is Bengal-sis married? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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