Phins Rock wrote:
I would argue that OLB is more important than ILB in a 34, and right now we have less proven starters at OLB than ILB. To me, outside backer has to be the biggest need defensively right now.
I won't agree, but I won't disagree either. It all depends on what is important in your defensive philosophy
I think WR will be taken care of w/ Boldin. Clemons is fine at FS. NT should be set with a mid round pick to push/spell Soliai and (hopefully) Ferguson. Go with LB in the 1st 2 rounds, and Miami should be in business.
So you're just going to assume that we somehow land Boldin, no matter how far fetched the idea may be? I'm all for it, but I would argue that the odds are against us.
Clemons is fine at FS? He is so fine that he didn't really get all that much playing time from Gebril Wilson, and the opportunities he did have ended him right back on the bench. I'm not sure that "below the level of an already terrible Wilson" = fine. You have a lot of confidence in a guy who didn't see that much time.
Again, if we are finding a player to spell Soliai, we're in a whole heap of trouble. He has done little more than show a few flashes here and there. He has NEVER been consistent, and when he took over as starter, our run D was terrible. And since when can we count on a guy who is not on the roster? Ferguson is not a Dolphin as of 3.5.2010. Maybe we sign him, maybe we don't.
And you somehow are okay with"we'll be fine once we draft just 2 guys (who may or may not work out). You have an awful lot of faith in the infallibility of the draft process, and in those players coming in and being day 1 starters.
E:leaf....you act as if this is a 5-6 win team.....This is a team that despite suffering the most and most devastating injuries in the NFL last year, with the league's toughest schedule, was still able to stay in contention till the final whistle blew...Don't tell me we're not close. A couple of moves, and we are very close, IMO, if not there.
No I don't. I act as if this is a 7 win team (which isn't that much better than a 5-6 win team). And being close in some games does not = wins. A lot of teams can keep games close, even mediocre ones.
You act as if we have a little cut that can be easily bandaged by a couple of draft hits. What you've described isn't a couple of moves, but a major re-shifting of the roster, and a major coup or two in getting some highly sought after players (you don't think we are the only
team interested in landing Boldin, right?).
A little reality could do you some good.
And I will tell you again. We are not close. We need a lot more than "a couple of moves" to do what we would like to see our team do.