Originally Posted by Corrosion
Put the crack pipe down and step away from the computer.
This team is riddled with holes ... Sure there are some talented players scattered across the roster but ... there are more holes than solid positions.
Lets start on the OL where three of five positions are below average and at least two of them need a talent upgrade in RT and LG. I'm willing to give Brooks a year to prove he belongs. Newton was garbage , Wade Smith is not a starting caliber guard anymore , just a shadow of the former pro bowl player he once was.
Now lets look at the offensive backfield. We have Nothing , absolutely Nothing at QB. Yates , Keenum & Fitzpatrick ....Foster coming off a year where he did diddly squat and sat out half of the season. Ben Tate is now in Cleveland & we still have ... Nothing at QB.
TE- OD gone , Graham is solid & I expect Griffin to make a contribution. Who's that camp body they signed ?! I forget his name.
WR - Behind #80 and Hopkins there aint much talent.
Defensive line , you got Watt and .... who ?! Oh , Jared Crick .... Earl Mitchell is gone , Ninja is gone. Ok , they signed underachiever Jerrell Powe but need 2-3 more guy's capable of making a contribution.
LBers - Cushing , Reed , Mercilus .... and a not much more. Cushing coming off a second season ending injury.
Corners - KJax played well , JJo was hot and cold , injured often. McCain is gone.
Safety is the one position group that doesn't need a major talent infusion as Manning , Swearinger & Keo are at least capable .... as long as Manning is healthy.
Here's the list of holes just to help you understand in simple visual terms:
QB - when QB is at the top of your need list , you aint winning many games.
You could add TE & WR to the list of needs.
Notice thee positions of need in the front seven .... Sure , you got JJ Watt but you don't have clones to fill those other spots.
I wont disagree with the fact that this team is more talented at many positions than that Dolts team .... but they do have more holes and no Andrew Luck to plug into the most important hole.
RB and CB is not a hole, I would not consider Foster, Joseph, and Jackson players that leave a "hole" at their position.
We need depth at many positions and do have holes but don't think those 2 positions are holes, those are quality starters.