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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


1A- Center. Damn we need a good center.

1B- FS- someone who can cover, please. We have no starting quality guys here.

Next would be
-(34) OLB

Not real immediate needs but we could draft one:
-(34) DE (pass rusher)

Not needs, but a late pick is possible:

No, we won't draft a guy here:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SS - We signed Ihedigbo as a stop gap but we need one for the future.
FS - No need
CB - We have a 2nd and 3rd round pick already so we only need one if he's a top talent like Gilbert.
FS - No need.
MLB - No need
OLB - One side is held by Levy but the other side could be upgraded. We're in Nickle most of the time so it isn't worth a first or second round pick.
DE - Ansah has one side and the other side has quality starters but could use another rotational player.
DT - Suh has one spot but Fairleys future is uncertain. We need some depth too.
OT - No need. We are set at both sides.
OG - RG is filled and Sims is average-above average but could be upgraded.
OC - We need a future replacement for Raiola.
TE - No need.
WR - Could use another top talent in the first or second round.
RB - No need
FB - No need
QB - Need depth in the late rounds.


Depth/Future starter


No need
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all, Id like to talk about our defense. We are not switching to a 34 like some like to think. Mike Nolan became the defensive coordinator in 2012, and since they we have been running a true hybrid scheme. If you want to get down to it, the 425 is our most used front because of the passing offenses that we face, but our true base defense was, and still is the 43. We do have more pieces for the 34 now, and we will be running it more often, but we will still be running the 43, 425, and the 335 regularly, depending on who we play. Now to our needs..

Tier 1
Pass Rusher
-We have some nice ancillary pieces already in our system. Osi, Biermann, and Massaquoi all have their place on this team, and they fit their roles well, but a true dominant pass rusher is what we need

-Thomas DeCoud was let go a couple of weeks ago, and that left a big hole at FS. Mike Nolan does like to switch his safties, so a true free safety is not necessarily needed, but we do need someone with at least descent skills as a deep safety.

-Sam Baker is going nowhere. He is our left tackle for the next year or so, until we can get out of his contract. We have Lamar Holmes, and Mike Johnson at RT, but Holmes was less than spectacular last year, and Johnson was injured, although he was set to be the starter before his injury. We would like someone that can come in and compete for the job, but not necessarily someone early.

Tier 2
-Tony G is gone, but that doesnt make this a top need. We still have Julio, Roddy, and Douglas at the receiver spot, and they are good enough weapons. We also drafted Levin Toilolo in the 4th round in the 2013 draft, and he was fine in his limited playing time. He was a weapon in the red zone. Someone in the mid rounds that can compete with him would be nice.

-We resigned Robert McClain as the nickle corner, and added Javier Arenas as depth, but we still need a 5th corner. Arenas is on a one year contract, and McClain isnt a great player, so drafting someone in the mid rounds would be nice for the future.

-Peter Konz was beyond awful last year. We did bring in Joe Hawley to start the last few games, and he was better, but it is not known if he has the potential to be an anchor for the club. We need someone to compete with him for the starting spot.

Tier 3
-We only have 4 true LBs on the team, and we need another for depth if we do not get a vet in free agency.

-Steven Jackson and Quizz Rodgers is our top two backs, and they should be better with an improved line. A 3rd RB could be taken late as a backup.

-Soliai, Peters, Babineaux, and Jerry look to be the main rotation for our tackles, but Peters and Jerry are on 1 year deals, and we could use someone that can develop and take over next year.

-Darius Johnson and Drew Davis played well in limited time after all our injuries last year, but since the draft is very deep in receivers, we could take one to challenge for the 4th spot, and potentially the 3rd spot next year with Douglas leaving.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated Patriots Needs in order of importance

High Priority:
-4-3 DE (who can also 2 gap and play inside in a 4-3)
-TE (balanced blocking/catching)

-Coverage LB (preferably a versatile 4-3 OLB or 3-4 MLB)
-RB (over 220 lbs)

Could use:
-QB (big frame, strong arm, typically not mobile)

Need Depth:
-LB (another versatile guy who can play 3-4 MLB or 4-3 OLB)
-WR (Belichick likes guys who do well in the 3 cone with solid hands)

Picks should be made based more off of value than need. For example, if a someone like Clinton-Dix falls in rd 1, he should be the pick over a guy like ASJ, who's more of a day 2 guy.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eagles needs:

High priority:

1. Pass rusher:We need a 3-4 OLB, but we don't need a versatile guy. We have that in Barwin. We need a guy who can get double digit sacks year in and year out. Cole is getting old

2. DB: Our safety position last year really wasn't cutting it. We added Malcolm Jenkins, but he has his own flaws, and Wolff isn't exactly proven. Then at corner because of their contracts we will probably cut Bradley Fletcher, and maybe Nolan Carrol and/or Cary Williams. Since Jenkins is versatile, and Boykin is good, I don't think we need both a safety and a corner early. We could use both, one early and one late. But if a good safety is early, grab him, or a good corner, grab him. Doesn't matter, we'll just move Jenkins around.

3. WR: Maclin hasn't proven to be consistent and Cooper has only had one decent year. Avant is gone. No one else is guaranteed a roster spot. Cooper can play inside or out, so it can be any kind of WR. Don't think we just have to replace Jackson with a replica, actually Chip prefers bigger guys and Maclin is fast like Jackson.


1. ILB: Demeco Ryans will probably be cut next year, we'll need a replacement. Would be nice to get someone to develop now so it isn't an emergency next year

2. Interior line: 3/5ths of our oline is getting old with 2 of them being guards. Lane can move to left tackle when Peters leaves, and then Dustin Kelly and Allen Barber both looked decent playing tackle and guard. Maybe one of those guys, or maybe both, can get one or two spots. But there is still a third, and we still have no good backup centers. I would get a center who can play guard or vice versa, then have one of the other guys go to RT.

3. TE: James Casey did nothing last year, and Brent Celek's contract will be up soon.

4. NT: Bennie Logan, Cedric Thornton and Fletcher Cox are all decent to good, but none of them are space eaters. Logan can kind of do it, but he would be better off rotating on the outsides and sometimes going inside

Not really needs

QB: Foles, Sanchez, Barkley, and Kinne make 3 guys and a camp body
HB: We already have four good ones in Shady, Brown, Polk, Sproles
FB: We don't use one
DE: We have enough 34 DEs
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