its never too early to talk about what we need to improve on in the offseason so ill start
1. nick folk...needs to be cut. we drafted a kicker last year that leads the leagues in touchbacks, if he can kick it out the endzone on kickoffs, he can make 45 yard field goals, something nick folk hasnt been able to do all year. this offseason we have to start forming buehler into a place kicker if not sooner
2. get a kickoff returner, its a big difference in the nfl from starting your drive at the 20 or at the 35. we have cycled through many players, felix, austin, ogeltree, etc. It looks like we found our punt returner in patrick crayton who has looked great this year so all we need is a kick returner.
3. the draft, we can do many different things in this draft but this year we have a 1st round pick and what i would do with this pick is take terrence (mount) cody out of alabama. lets face it, marcus spears is a bust and isnt doing anything and should be gone after this year because his contract is up. Now with spears gone we can move ratliff to LE which is his natural position. Cody is a 6'5 365lb run stopper that who is absolutely dominant and will help us stop the run even better then we already do. After the first round i think we start preparing for the future by drafting oline and dbacks especially safeties because hamlin and sensabaugh are both injury prone and our best backup saftey is alan ball? come on
free agency- as i said before kickoff returner, but besides that i say we lay low in free agency maybe get some backups but i would conserve our cap until someone is out there we love or really need because right now we dont have many glaring needs.
coaching- i am a wade phillips fan and i think its unfair he is on the "hot seat" when his team is in first place in the division and is 8-3. But that being said i am also sick and tired of losing in the playoffs if we don't advance at least one round in the playoffs let alone make the playoffs i think he should be fired. If that happens i would love to see mike shanahan on our sidelines, but we could also go with jason garret or any other young coach out there which looked like a good idea last year (ravens, falcons, dolphins all made the playoffs) but now its not looking so good (ravens, falcons, dolphins, would all miss the playoffs right now).