Over the next few weeks and course of all the draft talks, mocks, boomers and busters, let's try to examine what's most important to getting the Boys back on track. So much talk about corners, lineman both offensive and defensive, safeties, and linebacker. Everyone will have their own take on what's best for the team, and why not, it's fun pretending to be Jerry Jones once in a while.
However, the answer to it is pretty simple, think former greats. More after the jump.
Some of the greatest two players this franchise has ever seen were Larry Allen and Darren Woodson. That's why I think the two most critical areas of upgrading are Guard and Safety.
Offensively speaking, the thought of having a mean powerful dominating line would have probably shored up wins against the Jets, Lions! And Pats. The ability to run the ball down the opponents throats with the lead simply demoralizes the opponent. David Decastro is a sure fire prospect that would make Romo, Murray, and even our defense.... Yes, it's true, your best defense is a great offense, much much better. Times have changed, offense is what's wins you games more over than defense these days, not that's it's a write off, but a great offense can cover up many deficiencies. First things first, whiter it be in the draft or free agency, we must shore up a dominating line.
On to the other side, so much is made of all these lock down corners and if we should take Jenkins or Dre. Let's be honest, how many corners ever live up to their draft status for one, and secondly, how many game changing corners are in this league. Either than Revis, who was being punched by Dez, there isn't too much more. The more important position i believe is Safety. There's not a position that can be more impactful on an offense than a safety. They make big hits, they can blitz, they can play close to the line and play the run, and they can cover. Now, obviously it's not easy finding one that can do all of thse things great. But ever since Darren Woodson retired, we haven't found anyone close to replace him. Safety is the QB of the D. Think best defenses of the league, they got Troy Pa and Ed Reed. So, what I'm getting at is that on the defensive side of the ball, finding a game changer at safety is much more important than a cornerback, because corners are plentiful, and they just need to be solid and not Pro Bowlish. Safeties are a rare breed, and they influence the team like no other.
And that's why I believe the two most important needs for improvement are O-Line and Safety. So however the process of choice, I'd want any combination of the two.... Either Nicks and Barron, or De Castro and Branch.