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I'm a christian and a sinner. Let God judge me. EMCC Lions #pr1de
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MrPadre19 wrote: Henne is indeed the answer......as long as the question is "Who would make a solid back up QB for us"?Mike Mularkey isn't going anywhere.He just got here and Gene Smith has given him very little and injuries have killed him.Khan may/should dump Gene Smith,but Mularkey will be given 3-4 years.I would be OK running with Gabbert/Henne for one more season if they do not see a franchise QB in this draft.Drafting this high,or trading down for multiple picks should allow us to stock up on 3-4 real good players(starters).....as long as Smith isn't allowed to blow it again.I agree we should go with BPA.....but not BMPA(best Michigan player available)I think the quickest way to improve the defense is to improve the pass rush.....easier said than done.But,doing this makes the pass defense better as well.So...we need a guy who gets to the QB regularly....whoever that turns out to be.I also think getting a CB as well will help alot.So...improve the defense and the whole team is better.On offense......we need big guys on the line more than anything else.The Broncos showed that with a good OL even an average RB can excel.So...I would go pass rusher...CB...and OL with the first 3 picks.
Posted: 12/19/2012 12:07 AM
Hail2Michigan1 wrote: FWIW, am I biast to my team........ maybe so but Lewan has a top 10 grade on him. But I want this team to just WIN for god sake!
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GatorsChompDawgs wrote: It's Tebow time. Get rid of Henne, bring in Tebow and Vince Young and keep Gabbert and let them compete to run a spread option/hybrid offense that will at least be fun to watch, even if not successful.
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Hail2Michigan1 wrote: BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! this post can't be serious, bring in tebow who is the leagues worst passer, and Vince Young who is a notch above him but not by much. GatorsChompDawgs wrote: It's Tebow time. Get rid of Henne, bring in Tebow and Vince Young and keep Gabbert and let them compete to run a spread option/hybrid offense that will at least be fun to watch, even if not successful.
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MOJOizNUMBA1 wrote: Yeah, but of those 3 who's starting? Vince young is a fa (with good reason), Tebow wasn't chosen to replace sanchez (who a lot of people said would replace him when he struggled), and then there's Henne who's going to end this season as the starter (barring injury).
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erob322 wrote: Why do we want any of that garbage as we rebuild next yr? Our rebuilding process starts with finding a franchise qb, tebow, young, and yes, even henne are all nobodys that no one wants, not our answer. And no offense, but we can't just draft the entire Michigan football team, thats certainly not the answer.We're now guaranteed to have a top 2 pick, and surely Jarvis Jones will be available there, which needs to be our pick. Manti Te'o is a great player that I love, but certainly not worth the no. 1 or 2 pick, completely bc of the position he plays. ILB, and 4-3 LB's these days are de-valued, w/ the premium positions being DL (including 3-4 OLB that are pass rushers), CB, QB, and OL. We have to start stocking up on these premium positions, something that Gene Smith has completely failed to do. When we think we have a good DL or good corners or good a good qb we need to go get even more. Never become complacent at these premium positions and think you are good enough. I.E., the giants have a good DL, but continue to stock up constantly. I know the jets suck, but they stock up CBs and that has served them well, and the Pats come to mind as far as qbs, they have a top 3 qb in Brady, but are willing to spend a 2nd, I believe it was, for Mallet, because they understand how valuable the position is. Our new GM has to understand the value of premium positions for us to be successful.With that said, I believe our defense needs to be switched to 3-4, jarvis jones would be a great fit outside, w/ perhaps signing connor barwin to man the other outside spot, with poz and smith (we should resign him) on the insides. Branch fits best as an OLB in a 3-4 rather than 4-3 end, and its always been said that Alualu best fits as a 3-4 end rather than 4-3 tackle. I believe Mincey/Lane would hold their own at 3-4 DE also. We would need to find a legit 3-4 NT because Knighton obviously isnt the answer. Got to find some corners too, Cox needs to be resigned despite his injury issues, need to sign a guy or 2 also, maybe Sean Smith from Miami who is solid and going to be a free agent, and perhaps even Brent Grimes would come cheap after he was franchised by the falcons, but tore his ACL before the season. Landry and Lowery are sufficient at the safety position, but prosinzski must go.For the offense, I believe none of the "1st round" qbs are worthy of their draft statuses, however, the 2nd round offers several intriguing qbs such as Mike Glennon, Tyler Wilson, and Ryan Nassib.....new front office needs to chose whichever they like the best, and I would imagine Gabbert and Henne, or at least one of the two will continue to stick around throughout next yr. We finally have some playmakers we can rely on at WR, but could use a little more depth there, and we could use some depth behind Lewis at TE. At RB we have to figure out what to do with MJD, hopefully he retires a Jag, but don't be foolish and throw an aging player a large, long extension, it has to work for both sides. We definitely need RB depth though, Rashad Jennings will be a free agent and obviously sucks. Perhaps a late round RB could be found, or a cheap vet. At FB, Greg Jones will be a free agent, and I love him as much as the next guy, but we have to let him walk, its a dying position and it would be foolish to put decent money into the position again like we did with his first contract extension. Then comes the O-Line, Eugene Monroe is a lock at LT, he has become a stud, and Nwaneri is solid at LG. Beyond that, let Meester, at his old age, go elsewhere or retire, as he is a free agent, I believe Brewster can slide right over and do fine. At LG, we need to consider a reasonable free agent signing or a reasonable draft pick. Lets not forget Will Rackley will be coming back from injury and we can still hope for good development from him, but he didnt show much of anything his rookie yr. RT is the major issue, we can't go into next yr w/ Britton, Whimper, or Bradfield there, theyre all very very bad. William Beatty of the NYG is a free agent I believe, and I think he would be a reasonable signing.Sorry for such a long post, but those are my hopes for the offseason. A lot to be accomplished, but I believe it all to be reasonable. We will obviously not be fixed from one offseason after Gene Smith and Shack Harris just took a dump on our roster for the last 5 or 6 yrs, but we can get a great jump this offseason
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