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I'm really pulling for us to sign Brockers. I really think he's what we need to improve our defense because he will command double teams and keep blockers away from our LBers. When our LBers were allowed to roam in 2018, our defense was lights out.

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10 minutes ago, CR91 said:

I'm really pulling for us to sign Brockers. I really think he's what we need to improve our defense because he will command double teams and keep blockers away from our LBers. When our LBers were allowed to roam in 2018, our defense was lights out.

If you are getting a hungry, motivated brockers ... He would be perfect taking up a DT spot I think.... But cost/benefit ratio vs. other options might not be where we want

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12 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

Gonna pass on him unless he was very reasonable. Playing 3-4 LDE with minimal sacks through his career. If we're going to pay a FA on the DL, I'd prefer it be a legit 3T or DE with pass rush.

 

We don't need him to get sacks. We need him to free up our LBers

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12 minutes ago, Shafty138 said:

If you are getting a hungry, motivated brockers ... He would be perfect taking up a DT spot I think.... But cost/benefit ratio vs. other options might not be where we want

 

Brockers is what we need to get the dirty work done. Sacks is not the purpose of this move. 

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23 minutes ago, CR91 said:

 

We don't need him to get sacks. We need him to free up our LBers

We need someone to get sacks. Being near the bottom of the league in pressures is something we need to change. A 3T pass rush is arguably the most important thing in Eberflus's D, and we simply don't have it, and it needs to be first priority on D.

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5 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

We need someone to get sacks. Being near the bottom of the league in pressures is something we need to change. A 3T pass rush is arguably the most important thing in Eberflus's D, and we simply don't have it, and it needs to be first priority on D.

 

That's what the draft is for. Even if we don't get Kinlaw or Brown, we can still go after Blacklock or Gallimore

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20 minutes ago, CR91 said:

That's what the draft is for. Even if we don't get Kinlaw or Brown, we can still go after Blacklock or Gallimore

I'm fine with whatever so long as we get a legit pass rush, but that is the absolute first priority on D.

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45 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

I'm fine with whatever so long as we get a legit pass rush, but that is the absolute first priority on D.

 

I guess I'm in the minority, but I still like Autry. Not saying we don't need a 3 tech, but I don't see it as big a need as everyone else.

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4 minutes ago, CR91 said:

I guess I'm in the minority, but I still like Autry. Not saying we don't need a 3 tech, but I don't see it as big a need as everyone else.

Eberflus and others have mentioned it specifically as the position that makes his D hum. And in general, a C2 D doesn't work without a decent pass rush. 

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3 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

Eberflus and others have mentioned it specifically as the position that makes his D hum. And in general, a C2 D doesn't work without a decent pass rush. 

 

I know how it works. I'm just saying Autry was still providing pressure when healthy. I just want another 3 tech so they stop experimenting Lewis at DT

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5 minutes ago, CR91 said:

 

I know how it works. I'm just saying Autry was still providing pressure when healthy. I just want another 3 tech so they stop experimenting Lewis at DT

I like Autry, but he should be a depth guy. He had a good 2018 sack wise, but that was not representative of his prior years. 2019 was back to reality and similar to his days with the Raiders.

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23 minutes ago, EastStreet said:

Eberflus and others have mentioned it specifically as the position that makes his D hum. And in general, a C2 D doesn't work without a decent pass rush. 

And Ballard has mentioned the position specifically as a need.   I'm guessing we can count on that one being upgraded one way or the other 

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13 minutes ago, WifiGuy said:

And Ballard has mentioned the position specifically as a need.   I'm guessing we can count on that one being upgraded one way or the other 

IDK, they mentioned it as a need last year too, and didn't do diddly. 

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Clowney. If he's not tagged anyway. As far as a DT, we need someone beside Autry, who might have flashes here or there, but isn't a guy we can depend on to consistently push the pocket. Clowney can move along the line and get push. Maybe we draft someone to play interior along with Autry and Clowney, but at least we have (more) options if we sign Jadaveon

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I am going to be curious to see how the dline impyoves with Turay back and the new coach. Maybe a new coach can get more out of a guy like Autry. Turay back can only help everyone on that line. Maybe Lewis finally gets his crap together.

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I'm not sure there's just one single free agent that stands out to me and is realistically expected to be released.

 

I think theres a handful that would make a lot of sense though.

 

Brandon Scherff

Leonard Williams

Byron Jones

Austin Hooper 

Roddy Anderson 

 

Obviously not going to get all of them and I'm sure all of them are going to perceived to be "overpaid" but I think they could all help this team significantly. 

 

 

 

 

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I'm thinking a 33 year old beast of a man. Plays a ton of snaps and can play all along the Dline. A player others dont want to go against and has a ton of stats to back him up. Someone that can help the attitude of our Defense. and will only cost maybe 7-8 mil a year. Ndomukong Suh. him and add in the draft...we there.

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9 minutes ago, pacolts56 said:

Him.... or OG Joe Thuney.... I don't think either one breaks the bank, and we upgrade the RG position and overall O-line depth.


Either would be too much money invested on the O-Line IMO. 
 

AC is getting paid, Kelly will be and Nelson in a couple years. 

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1 hour ago, Superfly said:


Either would be too much money invested on the O-Line IMO. 
 

AC is getting paid, Kelly will be and Nelson in a couple years. 

I kinda feel the opposite to be honest. We've made a decision to make our O-Line our strength and our identity, we might as well go all out for it.

 

If we're smart then by the time Nelson's new contract kicks in then either Castanzo's new deal or the one of the free agent signed this year might be winding down or escapable anyway.

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2 hours ago, Superfly said:


Either would be too much money invested on the O-Line IMO. 
 

AC is getting paid, Kelly will be and Nelson in a couple years. 

Depends on how much the market sets for these guys.... I figure if we can draft an eventual replacement for AC with one of our first 4-5 picks and bolster our RG spot/overall depth in free agency.... within reason.... it’s worth doing.

 

If Conklin or Thuney are looking for outrageous $$$ then no.... we shouldn’t. Hopefully the solid class of O-line prospects this year will keep their prices down a bit.

 

The nice thing is that we’re actually operating from a position of strength and not desperation. 

 

But Anthony’s eventual replacement should be a draft day focus either way.

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