Here's a dose of reality for us:
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Pretty solid points/concerns. We'd love to see some young continuity growing along our OL, but the RG spot is wide open and I'm pretty sure Loadholt is in his contract year. IF he steps up enough to earn another contract here we may be looking good, otherwise we may be looking at the same unsettled right side next season.
While I agree we could still use an upgrade at DT, throwing out, "it didn't work last year" as a blanket statement doesn't sit well with registering the most sacks in the NFL! Yeah, run D took a step back, but the pass rush isn't that bad.
Yup. Definitely gambling at LB. Nothing but late picks, UDFAs, and Canadiens behind the starters...and Brinkley coming off major injury! D'oh!! Hopefully, the starters stay healthy, and Erin improves to the point where he can take over MLB on 3rd/passing downs!
Pretty obvious we're looking to improve returns and take Harvin away from that a bit more...we signed or drafted like half a dozen guys with return skillz.
Finally! We did something about Safety!! Tho you know there will be rookie mistakes, Smith and Sanford already seems better than what we had, and I think Blanton might develop into a pretty good option back there too.
So much of a season depends on health. IF Aaron Rodgers gets hurt early, how much do you think the Packers chances change!? If our secondary is missing three players again, what chance do we have? The year we made it to the NFC championship, we had almost the entire team healthy going into the playoffs...until we played those dirty nasty Taints that is!
So basically, who knows! A couple of tough runs on injuries on our division rivals and a bit of luck and positive development for our young team, and poof maybe we do make the playoffs...wierder things have happened!
Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!
"Balance it on end and thats the third side of the coin!!" -wookiefoot