1. Throw the book at Carl Nicks. He’s an elite player at his position and I’m tired of sub-par players on our offensive line. Let’s face it, we hope our T*LENT at the skill positions will bail us out but at crunch time they can’t block and execute their assignments (I refuse to write that dang T word).
a. Get Ben Grubbs if Nicks doesn’t pan out.
2. This draft is deeper in corners than it is in interior linemen.
3. Draft David DeCastro and make Kowalski and Costa fight for the Center position. Think about how solid the Offensive Lines were for the two teams in the super bowl. Exactly.
a. In my opinion, Kowalski has more fight and plays a bit tougher then Costa. Kowalski filled in nicely for Costa and I think a real offseason with our strength/conditioning team and new o-line coach will help.
4. I like the guys we have now to fill up the NT position (Brent, Lissemore) or go get Paul Soliai from the Dolphins. This will allow Jay Ratliff to move over to DE and I do believe he can give us a bit of "crunch" to the pocket for the pass rush.
5. New secondary coach and a real offseason for Rob Ryan – you have to commit and give it time if you’re going to believe.
7. Whatever pieces this team brings to the secondary needs to play with confidence. I think we can do well with Jenkins and Scandrick, they just need a fresh start.