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Old 03-15-2014   #54
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Default Re: Are we rebuilding?

I say it's half & half. Offensively, we're re-tooling. We'll have a new offensive scheme and philosophy, but with a few additions, we'll be able to use our current personnel as the core of our new offense.

The key, here, will be the QB and his ability to execute OB's complicated scheme. IMO, OB will prefer to go with a proven veteran QB who has the ability to read defenses and make the correct calls at the line of scrimmage. This is the reason there is a reasonable chance that Schaub could be our starter next season. But, going with past history, Schaub could possibly be traded only after we sign or draft another QB who can start. If we go with a rookie draft choice, we'll likely be under .500. A veteran QB, including Schaub, improves our chances to be above .500.

Defensively, because we have a new defensive scheme, and because our current personnel does not fit well, we are more in a re-building mode. On this side of the ball, we need new starters at SOLB, NT, weak side DE, ILB next to Cushing; and we need a Safety and a CB.

Despite the need for more starters on defense, the draft gives us the opportunity to address these needs.
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