Thoughts on free agency (so far)
I had high hopes for Josh McNary at ILB, I felt he really added alot with his ability to rush the passer and play the pass and was going to be a key player next season, the signing of D'Qwell Jackson is going to alter that. Jackson has been one of the most productive ILB's in the league, over the past few seasons, maybe McNary will be used as a role player (3rd down type?)
I didn't really see WR as a major need area, although many did..I liked what I saw from Brazill-Whalen and Rogers, with Reggie and Allen coming back, I felt we were in good shape there, Nicks is a proven play maker,who should excell in our system. I usually root for the underdog, like to see young players get their chance to play,etc
I was really hoping to see the pro bowl center Mack snapping the ball, but we went with Costa, to battle it out with Holmes.
It was good to see Davis, McAfee and Adam all re-signed. Was surprised Bradshaw is returning ( and Brown not) . I view Richardson-Bradshaw and Ballard as power running-full time type-backs, I do think a 2 rotation system is a good and effective system, not sure how a 3 back rotation works?? and Brown added speed and break away ability that none of the other 3 have and would have been a better fit
I really expected most of the attention to be on the O-line, Thomas coming back is a plus, but there really wasnlt much activity there, as of yet.
The 1 player, I did not want to see leaving , was Bethea...safety is now a major concern, the Colts seem to think Howell, can fill that spot, its not that easy to replace a pro bowl player, who never misses a game and has led the secondary for years.
Kind of a so so rating to me, got some really good players, although didn't view some of those areas as need areas, didn't address the #1 need area (enough) and lost some really good players...there is still time for more additions, plus the abbreviated draft picks to improve the roster