[News] Draft Movers And Shakers: Defense
Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:50 AM
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:26 AM
Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:44 AM
OL talent can be found in later rounds (Dennis Kelly is better than Danny Watkins), and we need a strong secondary. It is time to get Elam and Milliner. It's time to turn the secondary around.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:05 PM
Defenses are going to get beat...... yes or there going make a goaline stand on the final drive and secure the SB. Comparing the Ravens and 49ers defense with ours is a complete joke. Its one thing to get beat and its another to not compete at all. To get steam rolled and be down 21 points on three drives. Milliner is the only pick....... plain and simple.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:09 PM
I think we go after Dee Milliner to help the secondary out. Last time we picked a CB first round was 2002, Lito Sheppard ended up being a good pick.
Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:57 PM
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:54 PM
In the last 2 seasons, a lesson is learned when you can never be too careful, with how things will turn out. Although the players loves AR for being the players' coach, they failed him after having a couple of fine preseasons. He had coordinators that players could not relate on one level or another. Maybe, one of the reason is the schemes must play out accordingly, which starts down in the trenches. When you are taught the same things, instead of changing with the trends and teaching new ways to attack the LOS, it gives the opponents the upper-hand in winning the majority of the contest. Especially when they are scheme-driven and be expected to continue in that fashion, there's so much you can do at a given time. A good coach communicates and finds new ways to build them up and help them beat the power struggle, in the upper body fluid motions and legs strength controls. Besides weight-lifting and stretching exercises, get the whole shebang to do 20 around the field before and after practices, cardio exercise keeps every part of the body fluidly conditioned and ready for the grueling gauntlet.
After Reid, Kelly will expect everyone of them to show up and put up a 110%. How in the hell did the defense put up 50 sacks one year, and then barely any the following year? Questions like these, Kelly is going to have to answer and make sure there aren't going to be any mismanagements from his staffs to the personnel. It is after all, the coaches responsibilities to maintain personnel activities, that keeps them constantly conditioned and create the ability to endure more than they ever could. I'm not saying, turn them into a monster of a machine, but build them up mentally and physically, game-ready units both side of the line. Mistakes will be had, but each individuals needs to be smart to play in every facets of the game. And that's what builds the most winniest team of the game in the NFL. Keep the prominent old-timers, who can still take the heat and apply them to the youngsters in gaining the experience, by continuously inventing and re-invent each position.
We're at a crossroad of having a rookie NFL HC, looking at the personnel from the top to the bottom. Who will remain, who leaves, who will be brought in and the outcome of the draft, that makes up to 90 players competing for a spot, before breaking it down to the allotted 61 of the best players, at the start of the NFL season. I'm sure, Kelly is aware of the discrepancy of the OL and the defense, has a pretty good idea where to start with the help of those remaining assistants and the FO, to fill-in what is and what isn't, to determined his decisions. After all, the EAGLES is "HIS" team now and it's time to move forward to "Where the Eagles have not landed before". Welcome to the NFL and may "The Force" be with you, HC Kelly!
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:00 AM
We can get quality OL later in the draft and we should. We need immediate starters, however, on the defense.
Oh, and the best OL (ever since they swapped Oher and McKinney) in the NFL could very well be the ravens.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:52 PM
I see what your saying but what you leave out is how many first round Oline picks have not made any impact. Of course you can say about every position but i'd rather take the chance on a need and not a want. Instead of thinking about a OLine going from good to great. I want a secondary that goes from absolutely horrible to at least competitive. To say that they were dominant b4 Juan left is sorta a joke regardless of what the score was. They blew 3 straight 4th qtr leads. One corner gets burnt, the other cant play the ball and the safeties are completely lost. IMO this is all about what can make this a better all around team.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:34 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:37 PM
The D is pretty putrid at safety (both) and at least 1 DB. The DL had many rotation players but few players that dominated at their position. A big man playing next to Fletcher Cox would alter the entire D. I'd go for a DT at #4 if Star was available. Maybe even trade back if not.
Linebacker had two solid players and the remainder were fill ins. Ryans and Kendricks are the keepers, the third or 3rd & 4th LB spots must be upgraded. ( Akeem Jordan, Casey Mathews, Jamar Chaney, Ryan Rau, etc)
The DL has depth,but no "punch" to it. Hunt, Tapp, Landri, Patterson, Dixon and Jenkins are on a bubble. The only guys I see as keepers are Trent Cole, Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox...the rest could be upgraded with draft or FA. Hence the need for STAR. Nothing makes an impact on defenses like a great big man in the middle of the DL.