Talk about the epitome of a “WIN NOW!” situation. Signing an aged, albeit one of the 5 best of all QB’s, has certainly painted this franchise into a small window of opportunity for a championship.
Windows, lately it seems that everything is about windows, especially small ones. E.g. “the throwing windows are smaller in the NFL”.
Taking advantage of what could be called the greatest free agent signing in the history of the NFL, what should be done, and who should be drafted in next week’s draft?
Last year, we all thought that DT was the most pressing need, but how many DT’s did we draft? I’ve been reading again this year, primarily on this blog, that once again we need a DT in the draft, and maybe 2 or even 3.
I am of the opinion that since the PFM signing, our most pressing need is not DT but a home run threat out of the backfield.
We all know that we have one of the best duos in edge rushers in the league. We just signed Justin Bannan, and Marcus Thomas or another serviceable DT could be resigned after the draft is complete.
Do either of the names Daniel Muir or Antonio Johnson strike the fear in you? Do you know who these two guys are? Probably no to the former, and yes to the latter considering the educated audience here at MHR. Those who don’t, they were the starting DT’s for PFM’s Superbowl team in 2009. Quick stat, that 2009 SB team allowed 307 points.
There is a running back that has been compared to Clinton Portis, or a faster Frank Gore. Knowing what we know now, I don’t think any one of you would pass on Portis or Gore in the first round. This back is NFL ready today, which in my eyes is a good thing because of our WIN NOW philosophy.
A DT like Michael Brockers has huge upside, but is still just a puppy. With our current window, we don’t have time to wait for him to develop, which would be a luxury we can ill-afford. If we make the mistake of drafting a Brockers type of player, I assure you that Justin Bannan will have more of an impact on this team in 2012 than any rookie DT drafted at #25.
I feel considering our current draft position, Lamar Miller will have the most impact on our team.