ATL Souljah Boy wrote:
Checo I do agree we need more depth in general, but you can say that for a lot of teams in the NFL.
We are on the rather young on the defensive side of the ball and have a lot more upside than people think. We do need a guy that is capable of stopping the run up front because we have people capable of getting to the QB. DeAngelo needs a CB to compliment him. LB needs depth. RB we're fine. WR we need a guy who is capable of stretching the field, but I like what I've seen from Robinson. Offensive line isn't that horrible, but has had injury problems this season. A few upgrades there would be sufficient.
Lawyer Milloy is past his prime.
O yea a QB wouldn't hurt
McNafro for 2008! The pipe dream is born!
I think you are right, a few upgrades will be sufficient to get you to be a 6 win team next season at best based on what I see above....
Is DeAngelo under contract next year? I doubt you guys will have the cap space to sign him if you cut Vick with 20+ million in bonuses split over two years.
I will agree with you that Robinson should be decent as Roddy White. Actually surprisingly, WR is one of the Falcons stronger positions in my eyes...
At QB, again the cap situation will hurt and I doubt you guys have the necessary cap space and ability to acquire one of DA or McNabb. You guys better bring in a journeyman and then develop another guy longterm.
At RB, unless you are thinking that Snelling and Norwood as a tandem is good enough to succeed in the NFL, I think you need help there. Norwood is a career change of pace guy who wouldn't survive carrying the entire load if he got the opportunity; Dunn is well- done; and Snelling is a big bruiser type (TJ Duckett reincarnated) but I don't think he would be best suited except for short yardage situations. I really think you guys need help there.
At LB, I agree your starters are sufficient but you could use more depth.
At TE, Crumpler looks old and they could use a younger guy to supplement.
At O-line, I really don't like your line. Petrino was trying to restructure it from zone-blocking to more traditional blocking schemes and at best, you could call your O-line mediocre even without the injuries.
Koenen is a good punter...
DL could use some upgrades. Another note, Patrick Kerney is making the Falcons management look stupid this year...
Kicker definitely could use an upgrade over Grandpa...