Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:54 PM
I remember those days, I still have the complete team set of football cards from those years. What about Clyde Simmons? He was a beast on D as well. I have been saying we need to get some more power for a while. Speed is nice but if you can't shed blocks then, what good is it. I think Trent Cole still has something left to give. In 3-4 situations if he plays outside linebacker he can be a beast in pass rush but most of all he could fake out blockers and stuff the run. We know we gotta get a couple big DT's if not a few. Cox is good but he needs a NT next to him pushing the pocket. Cole had no help. We seen Graham get better and better. I know from when i seen him at the combine and in the senior bowl, he was fast and had a non stop motor. I always thought if he was a LB in a 3-4, he would be a beast. We are heading that direction like the Niners or even Baltimore's D. We have pass rushers,just need the big men to open the wholes for guys like Cole,Hunt,Graham,Ryans and even Kendricks to run through. That is why I think we don't look too much at the linebackers rather DT and DE. Need that push. I would say Cox and even Thornton could play DE in a 3-4. Safety and Corner is a major concern. If Nnamdi takes a large pay cut then i think he could have more success then last year. Cause he wont be left covering for so long. Would love to sign the 49ers Safety D. Goldston. Their are so many good DT's in this draft, we will get a beast. Plus Free agency is not bad either for DT. What about the early AR years? Corey Simon, Hough Douglas, Darwin Walker, Hollis Thomas, Trotter, Dawk. Come on that wasn't a good D. Lets remember McNabb and AR's poor clock management was the reason, they are not talking about those great Jim Johnson D's. We always played a 4-3 and that is norm smaller linebackers. I agree i always envied teams like Pittsburgh and Baltimore for their monster LB's.We are headed that way and i know without a doubt. If you stand Cole up, he can be a Demarcus Ware type of player. Small for a DE but a monster LBer. Even if he gets more help in the middle, he is always good for double digit sacks. Let's face it Patterson can't stay healthy and Jenkins lost 2 step. Star from Utah,Jenkins from Georgia,Hankins from Ohio state can fix that. Think Casey Hampton still has a solid year or two in him and the DT from San Fran as well Sopaga, spelt that wrong. Either way i wanted Henry Melton from the Bears but looks like they are gonna keep him.