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  • What is the best way to improve this team?

    In my opinion, the best way to improve a team is with defense, and the best way to improve a defense is with a tough linebacker.

    I want a fast linebacker, but I'm more interested in someone who:

    a) Can shed a block.
    b) Hits like a ton of bricks.

    This defense needs a linebacker that can deliver a punishing hit to a running back or tight end.....someone who forces the offense to account for them on the field.

    So, for me, it's a linebacker that adds toughness to a defense that frankly didn't scare anyone this season.
    "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

    "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

  • #2
    So basically you want Lawrence Taylor?

    I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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    • #3
      Re-do Canty, Webster, Tuck, and Rolle's deal to save money. Sign Glenn Dorsey, and Sebastian Vollmer. Draft a top DE, CB, or OG in the first round.
      My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Toadofsteel View Post
        So basically you want Lawrence Taylor?
        I'd love another LT, but I'm trying to be realistic as well......I'd settle for a dude that doesn't wait for the running back to be 6 yards downhill prior to the tackle.
        "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

        "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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        • #5
          All the Giants fans I talk to seem to be stuck in the 1980s... that having a hard-hitting bunch of LB is the only proper way to dominate. I think the best way to improve the team is to get rid of the offensive excuse for a line we have in front of Eli (keep only Beatty, and Locklear if he's healthy), and get us an actual group of linemen.

          I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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          • #6
            Health would probably help, too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Toadofsteel View Post
              All the Giants fans I talk to seem to be stuck in the 1980s... that having a hard-hitting bunch of LB is the only proper way to dominate. I think the best way to improve the team is to get rid of the offensive excuse for a line we have in front of Eli (keep only Beatty, and Locklear if he's healthy), and get us an actual group of linemen.
              Exactly. LBers are the least important unit on defense. Sure, the teams with dominant LBer corps have good defenses, but most run a 34, which predicated on LBer play.
              My body was sculpted to the proportions of Michelangelo's David.

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              • #8
                Kevin Minter seems like he'd be available when the Giants are up in the 1st round.

                http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1664390

                Minter is a physical downhill linebacker, who plays decisive and tough with an attacking play style. He shows little wasted movements and plays with an infectious intensity that his teammates feed off of, earning praise for his attitude on and off the field by the coaching staff. LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has called Minter the team's top competitor, and, at the end-of-season banquet, Minter was voted by his teammates as the team's most valuable player. While Te'o appears to be the consensus top prospect at his position, it wouldn't be surprising if some teams rank Minter as the better inside linebacker
                I'd cream my jeans if the Giants snagged Khaseem Greene (OLB) in the 2nd round.

                http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...khaseem-greene

                Khaseem Greene had as dominating a two-year run as the Big East has seen in recent memory, leading the league in tackles with 10.45 per game. He's got 5.5 sacks, picked off two passes, and returned a fumble for a touchdown. In seven of the 12 games, he's had 10 or more tackles. And as a redshirt senior, he's one of the key leaders on the squad.
                "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                • #9
                  3 new faces startign on the OL would be a good start.
                  No one remembers who came in second.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Toadofsteel View Post
                    So basically you want Lawrence Taylor?
                    Is that too much to ask? lol
                    No one remembers who came in second.

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                    • #11
                      OL, DT, LB, CB

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                      • #12
                        Jomo while 3 new faces may be warranted it usually takes time for a line to gel and im not sure 3/5ths of the line being changed would help fast. Also while the line isn't great its really hard to argue the upgrades:

                        RT - for sure this is an obvious upgrade (diehl is now a swinging gate and locklear had a devastating injury and wasn't the best run blocker)
                        G - Snee can still get it done
                        G- Boothe, could be upgraded for sure but is there the money for it.
                        C - Baas has not lived up to contract - but making the line calls takes time to learn
                        LT - Beatty is a good one.

                        I think perhaps one guard and if you think there is a stud center out there go for it - still most money has to be kept for the studs jpp hakeem and cruz, not to mention re-signing brown, beatty and any other fa's and rfa's on the long list.

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                        • #13
                          I also believe we should go defense. With my experience in life, any combination of players would do. Giants need good backup players and they can be the D-line, lbs safeties etc.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
                            Kevin Minter seems like he'd be available when the Giants are up in the 1st round.

                            http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1664390



                            I'd cream my jeans if the Giants snagged Khaseem Greene (OLB) in the 2nd round.

                            http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...khaseem-greene
                            Unless theres a undeniable BPA there at 19 (like when we picked prince) then I want Minter.....I can't find too much negative about his game, & I think we're all tired of the patchwork at LB..

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                            • #15
                              The only thing that the OL needs is a RT. Everyone else will be fine. The defense def needs a real MLB. This team has been weak at LB for at least 10 years. I understand we are more about the DL, but is it too much to ask for a beast MLB to quarterback this defense.
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