Gimmesomo Posted February 29, 2008 Share Posted February 29, 2008 I'm watching "America's Game" on NFL TV right now and they're reminding me of something it seems like everybody's forgetting in the fray of things:IT TAKES TIME TO BUILD A GREAT TEAM!!!This episode i'm watching is about the '02 Buccaneers and how at one point in time they were where we are now: at the bottom of the barrel! How did they become Super Bowl Champions??? With three key pieces: DT: Warren SappILB: Derrick BrooksS: John LynchAlthough there were other key players these were the builders, the "cornerstones" if you will!!! This info alone! Leads me to believe that this offseason is our "cornerstone offseason"!Acquiring a big name in Free Agency IS NOT what we need right now! And cutting D. Hall loose has the potential to help us more than hurt us. We HAVE to build through the Draft and I'm convinced that if the F. O. is finally wise enough they WILL NOT pass up cornerstone guys like Ellis, Long or Dorsey. Also, if we can eliminate our middle "weaknesses" permanently i.e. ILB, FS, and SS that ALONE will turn our Defense around. Trading D. Hall, a very talented young man, for a PERMENANT SOLUTION is a no-brainer! (Along with the fact that it'll probably save $$$) Their is enough discovered and undiscovered talent in this Draft to find team leaders: (Josh Johnson out of San Diego, Sedrick Ellis out of USC, Tom Zibikowski out of Notre Dame so on and so forth).If we keep trying for temporary solutions we will keep getting temporary success. Now's the time to buckle-down, suck-it-up, be smart, be patient and make the right decisions for the franchise. Lastly, this too much got damm $$$ to be paying for all these "above-average" free agents!!! Let's hope we make the key adjustments for less $$$ and fill the big needs in April. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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