FalconFanSince1970 Posted March 3, 2013 Share Posted March 3, 2013 OK this is a pre-free agency, pre-draft look at the state of the current Falcon roster. We are sitting about $20M under our adjusted cap of $124M. We could probably eek out another $8M or so by re-structuring Ryan, Roddy, Bryant and maybe Blalock. Possibly cut a couple scrubs like Jelly to get to around $30M under. We have lots of holes to fill, still need a few upgrades and need to sign our rookie class. Let's take a look at the positions:QB - with McCown a UFA, do we go with only two QBs, sign a free agent, or draft a rookie QB for the third spot?WR - do we upgrade the slot position or just ride with HD and hope he doesn't trip over any more hash marks? Are Davis and Cone OK for the four and five spots? If not, do we sign a free agent, or draft a WR?TE - how in the world do we fill the void left by TonyG? Re-sign him, pray that Coffman beasts, sign a free agent like Cook, or draft one of the big three (Eifert, Ertz or Escobar)?RB - after releasing Turner last week, how do we replace his 800 yards and 10 TDs? With Quizz, Snelling, Bush, Steven Jackson, some other free agent, or a rookie RB?FB - after we cut Usucka, we re-signed MyCox who improved as the season wore on. He is now a UFA. Do we re-sign him, take a chance on a virtual rookie like Ewing coming off the IR, sign a free agent, or draft a FB?OT - do we sign SackMaker for $6-7M, let him walk and start Holmes, re-sign VeeTek, sign a free agent, or draft yet another LT?OG - how do we stop the merrygoround Dimi created by letting Dahl walk? Do we go with Konz again, re-sign Reynolds or some other free agent, or draft a hoss?C - if we leave Konz at RG, who plays center? Hawley, a free agent, a rookie, or do we re-sign Mud Duck?DE - with Abe being kicked to the curb, Nolan's ten four-sack theory could be put to the test. What do we do? Sink $10M into Avril/Kruger, sign an aging Freeny/Osi, hope Sugar Bear can develop a Mass/Matthews/Sid, or draft a DE at #30?DT - how do we stop the run while getting more interior pressure? Sign Sammie Lee, or draft one of the rookie hosses? Do we go ahead and make the switch to a 3-4 now? If so do we need a classic 3-4 NT, or should we stand pat with a bunch of UTs?LB - are we OK with our current LB unit or do we need an upgrade? How in the world do we get our LBs to cover TEs while spying all the option QBs we face in 2013 (Kap, Wilson, RG3, Cam)?CB - with only Asante, Franks and the two practice squad corners on the roster, do we re-sign Grimes, re-sign McClain, sign another free agent, or draft someone like the Honey Badger in the mid rounds?S - do we re-sign WillyMo, or go after a Goldson? Will Mitchell and Schillinger be adequate back ups? If not do we re-sign Hope, another free agent, or draft a rookie?KR - is Quizz really what we want as a kick returner? If not do we draft someone to improve this part of the return unit?PR - it was obvious Franks wasn't the answer. Was HD any better? Do we sign a free agent, or draft a burner?ST - many don't realize how important a gunner like Weems, Antone and Owens were. With all three gone now, how do we fill these two spots? Re-sign Owens? Antone? Go free agent, or try the draft?Well Dimi will definitely have to earn his money this year. Keep in mind he will only have about $20-30M cap dollars to work with. WillyMo, SackMaker, Grimes, TonyG, SJax, Bush, Freeney, Osi and the rookie class will each eat up $4-6M in cap space. He will either win the GM of the Year award again, or flounder in some of the mistakes he made over the last five years. I wish him well. I think he will be hard pressed to field a roster better than the 2012 roster. I expect him to re-sign 8-10 of our free agents, add one or two vets and pick up two or three rooks that will have an impact in year one.What would you do? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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