Re: Scout In. Top 32 - 12/5/08
Since the change in defense the last 3 weeks from a read and react scheme to an attacking scheme, Weaver has played better and the new scheme makes it much more difficult to assess players. In the read and react scheme Weaver has been terrible but in the new attacking scheme he's been much better. The problem is knowing what type of defense we're going to be running next year and whether or not Richard Smith will be gone or not. Does the new defensive scheme save Richard Smiths job as well as Weavers and will McNair be willing add that much dead money to the payroll as well as paying whoever replaces Weaver. Also will a new hopefully younger, aggressive, Defensive Coordinator be brought in to change things? These last 3 weeks have really complicated things on defense in terms of the draft. Here's hoping that Smith is gone and we hire a new, young, aggressive Defensive Coordinator that will keep the 4-3 and pick some really young, aggressive talent to carry us to the playoffs.
Also drafting currently in the 13 position we've dropped away from many of the elite players unless someone falls and the only really good players that I can see being picked in the teens that we might be interested in are Mays, Curry, or Vontae Davis. Since we've been winning games and dropping in the draft position it really makes trading down for extra picks look much better. Picking up an extra 3rd and possibly 4th round pick would be really nice in such a deep draft year.