Originally Posted by aj.
The guys on D who lined up against Dallas on 9-8-02 were ... Looks familiar doesn't it. It's pretty much the same group of guys we have now. Nice upgrade at FS ... I like the fact that we've injected some young blood into the starting D this year. They will make mistakes but they will also make plays. It was needed.
I agree with your conclusion, that injecting youth helps. It was needed. I feel, though, that the changes 2004 from 2002 are significant.
Adding The Baire improves two positions, starting RDE (the Baire) and first spare (DeLoach);
Adding Robinson improves (hopefully) two positions, starting RCB (Robinson) and FS (Coleman) (also McCree as a second cover safety provides flexibility;
Adding Babin and Peek improves (hopefully) two positions, OLB and first spare.
Some is familiar, but a lot is different.