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Assuming we let Dancing DeCoud go, who is available in the FA market to replace him and hopefully be a huge upgrade?

I can't see us drafting anyone in the 2nd at safety and TD would have to hit the ball out of the park to get a FS in the 3rd that could start from Day One plus with our other needs on the O-line being probably more urgent.

Any suggestions?

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Dont know if we will get a FA FS, but IMO if we just cut DeCoud and plug Sanders in at free, that in itself would be a major upgrade .....

Does Sanders have enough range to play FS, he does a good job of being a thumper, but remember in the season when they pulled Sanders because of bad angles and missed assignments and let Moore back into the starting role(there was one game i remember Moore didnt start, but after halftime they pulled Sanders and Moore was playing full time), plus..thats 2 pretty injury prone starting safeties

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True ball hawk Free Safety. Would patrol the deep half of the field and let Moore roam the intermediate. Has the speed and range to do it without looking like and idiot like DeCoud. Very aggressive but smart. Would be a great fit in Mike Nolan's scheme. 17 career INTs.

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True ball hawk Free Safety. Would patrol the deep half of the field and let Moore roam the intermediate. Has the speed and range to do it without looking like and idiot like DeCoud. Very aggressive but smart. Would be a great fit in Mike Nolan's scheme. 17 career INTs.

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Michael Griffin seems like the most complete FS that may become availabel.

I highly doubt Golston makes it to the market, but if he did, I would give him whatever he wants. He will ge tagged if he isnt re-signed before UFA period hits.

He is a banger and great cover guy. This team really needs a top FS to sure up it's coverage. We keep talking about upgrading the CB spot, but IMO FS is much more of a weakness....even w/o Grimes. I like Franks as a starting CB more than DeCoud as a starting safety!

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Michael Griffin seems like the most complete FS that may become availabel.

I highly doubt Golston makes it to the market, but if he did, I would give him whatever he wants. He will ge tagged if he isnt re-signed before UFA period hits.

He is a banger and great cover guy. This team really needs a top FS to sure up it's coverage. We keep talking about upgrading the CB spot, but IMO FS is much more of a weakness....even w/o Grimes. I like Franks as a starting CB more than DeCoud as a starting safety!

anything he wants huh?

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Does Sanders have enough range to play FS, he does a good job of being a thumper, but remember in the season when they pulled Sanders because of bad angles and missed assignments and let Moore back into the starting role(there was one game i remember Moore didnt start, but after halftime they pulled Sanders and Moore was playing full time), plus..thats 2 pretty injury prone starting safeties

IMO he has the movement skills, but it is true he is not the greatest open field player .....still better than DeCoud though, I have wondered if we could keep Sanders at SS and move Moore to FS.....I thought Sanders played pretty good at free when they pulled DeCoud though , but in a perfect world, yea we find a real ballhawk at free, and keep Sanders as the swing safety, I mean both he and Moore are capable of playing either safety spot .....

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Goldson isn't leaving. The Titans won't be able to keep both Griffin and Finnegan. They were playing Griffin more in the box and he didn't like it. If we threw him a 5yr $35M contract, a little under what Weddle is worth, he could come and it would be reasonable. That is top safety money. Ed Reed's contract had him making $7M a year. Polamalu was making $9M. Roman Harper is making $7M. Just some references. I think Griffin and Gaither would be 2 great pick ups that wouldn't break the bank and fill 2 big holes and let us build up in the draft at other positions.

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Is he a boom or bust safety? Sort of how D-Hall was on the falcons. He'd either get beat or make a pick on an overthrow or something? Haven't seen a lot of him TBH.

I think it is more them playing him all over the place instead of just letting him be the FS. Yes he will make mistakes, but he will make more plays than mistakes. The options are either: DeCoud, Sanders, Griffin, or a rookie. I don't think there is another free agent FS that will be available and better. We already know DeCoud and Sanders, the rookie is an unknown. Griffin is a proven commodity. I want to take my chance with Griffin

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Is he a boom or bust safety? Sort of how D-Hall was on the falcons. He'd either get beat or make a pick on an overthrow or something? Haven't seen a lot of him TBH.

No, I wouldn't say he's like Hall at all. I'd say he's more inconsistent in that he's had some really good seasons, and some mediocre seasons. The Titans didn't use him effectively this year, but I think he would respond really well in Nolan's scheme. He's also MUCH better in coverage than Dashon Goldson is (not that I wouldn't complain about Goldson if we got him).

Griffen and Robert Mathis are the two defensive free agents I hope we go after.

On offense, I want Jared Gaither or Demetrius Bell.

Then in the draft we can go after interior offensive linemen and maybe a tight end.

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No, I wouldn't say he's like Hall at all. I'd say he's more inconsistent in that he's had some really good seasons, and some mediocre seasons. The Titans didn't use him effectively this year, but I think he would respond really well in Nolan's scheme. He's also MUCH better in coverage than Dashon Goldson is (not that I wouldn't complain about Goldson if we got him).

Griffen and Robert Mathis are the two defensive free agents I hope we go after.

On offense, I want Jared Gaither or Demetrius Bell.

Then in the draft we can go after interior offensive linemen and maybe a tight end.

Sounds like a decent plan to me ......

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