Originally Posted by mussop
Something to consider is what Wade expects out the DT position. I say DT because I don't see our middle guy as a NT. If it were a traditional NT position would Cody or Mitchell be playing there? I know he has had bigger DT's in the past but in recent years he seems to have adjusted that position to suite smaller more athletic DT's like Ratliff and Cody. Cody has been there more because he is the best available for Wade. I have little doubt Wade would replace him if the resources were available to him. I suspect (just my opinion) it would be with a player more like Ratliff than a NT type.
Bolded is my position. Wade has stated he makes do with what he has and when he arrived more glaring issues like both starting corners and both starting safeties needed improving. Moving Quin to SS, Signing Manning (FS) & Joseph to CB1 resolved three but ate some big cap dollars. CB2 with Jackson took a while and caused Phillips to add FAs to alternate and support KJ. Now is the time to replace Cody as several has mention and has been my mantra. Health, age & expiring contract gives Phillips perfect storm to make a move with low cost draft selection. He had no choice but to adjust his scheme to utylize Cody and Mitchell. He will now have a choice.