Can We Cure All Our Ills by September?
I'm of the opinion there are to many holes to plug. The O-line needs help, the D-line needs help badly, the LBs need help, and we need a 3rd quality CB. If Booth isn't resigned we'll need 2 players on the OL. IMO all 3 DL positions are up for grab besides JPP. At least one 3 down LB, preferably a MLB, and a CB is needed. I don't think we will do all of that this offseason. This is what I think the priority should be:
1) The DL needs to be our #1 priority. Stopping the run. I know you guys are in love with Joseph and Canty and we remember the greatness of old Tuck and the promise of a young Kiwi, but it's time to wake up. I say the most efficient way to improve our run defense and pass rush is find a stout run defending DT that can collapse the pocket to play besides JPP. Canty was decent, but he plays the run like lemon meringue pie. Something like the Kevin Williams & Jared Allen duo in Minnesota is what I have in mind.
2) Beatty must be resigned. I think this is an automatic, other wise it would have been the #1 concern on my list. Once again I'm calling for an upgrade in our run blocking to take some pressure of Eli. I want a mauler at RT. We don't need great pass blockers, just average. Eli is great at getting rid of the ball.
3) We need a 3rd quality CB. Frankly, I like Hosely, but I'm not sold on him and with the way Webster was looking this season Prince may be the only CB that I trust right now.
4) We simply have to have a 3 down MLB with better playmaking ability.