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OconRecon

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.... thoughts? Is there a target position group or is it more a "sprinkled needs" throughout the roster?

AB nailed the shit out of the O-line, and had a some luck in Teller's emergence.

The offense frankly only needs to be tweaked at most. An extra TE & WR come to mind, although Hoop, Harrison, and The Chief are all back. I'd bring Kendall Lamm back. Hubbard is signed though 2021. Forbes should be back too.

But does the D have a specific position group? I'm thinking it's the D line.

Sheldon and Myles are locks, just like Bitonio and Tretter were at this time last year for the O-line.

An established high end Edge seems like a must. They're out there.
A decision on Larry O needs to be made.

I like the rest of the D more than most.
T-Mitch, Ward, and Greedy form a good starting point
A pair of 6'2" 220 pound SEC safeties in Harrison and Delpit also starts my motor. Love it.
Takitaki was the 2nd ranked LB vs the run, and 12th overall. Phillips flashed. Mack is still so young, and his motivation and drive is good.

I suppose one could make the argument for the LB room, as a focus group. BJG is a 27 yr-old sure tackler. Bring him back?
 

Stray Dawg

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His focus should be on winning a SuperBowl in the ‘21-‘22 season. I think we all know what the needs are. I wouldn’t be pussyfooting around. I’d sign JJ right now without hesitation, Johnson at safety from LA, trade for Lattimore, and I’d sign a LB. those are my positions of need and not sure who’s available at the LB position.
 

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..Its the D-KNOW YOUR ROLE
all 3 phases need help.O? well we could go a OT or OG.we could even get a RB or QB.but not high picks.
the CB love the shiny object - the falling 1st rounder seems irresistible to us.(greedy,delpit) but so far that strategery isnt working out.
they say dont draft for need.I say of course draft for need.all teams do otherwise the dolphins would draft 3x WR this year
I say not only draft for need but be as specific as you can IE-we need an OLB pass rusher.draft a specialist.know your roles
we need a SS not a FS that says "would be best suited in the NFL as a SS but needs to add weight." thats not a specialist, that's a project
so we need a big bodied SS who can blitz.dont draft a MIKE LB guy with zero sacks then ask him to blitz in the NFL.draft for specific roles.
we need to go with the 1-2 punch in the 1st and 2nd rd with DT/DE.

If we miss on JJ and draft a dominant NT is going to a 3-4 an option for cleveland,what say you?
 
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hey bowman,just wanted to say
hunting with a bow? to me thats a true environmentalist and a man who appreciates his life and the life of his game.
bow hunting is true sport.giving the animal a real fighting chance to me is a noble endeavour.
good for you. you felt strongly enough to mention it and so did I.
 

Stray Dawg

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hey bowman,just wanted to say
hunting with a bow? to me thats a true environmentalist and a man who appreciates his life and the life of his game.
bow hunting is true sport.giving the animal a real fighting chance to me is a noble endeavour.
good for you. you felt strongly enough to mention it and so did I.
Well I appreciate the gesture and one of my dreams is to visit Fiordland aka New Zealand and take a Red Stag with my bow, a close relative of the great Wapiti aka North American Elk.
 

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His focus should be on winning a SuperBowl in the ‘21-‘22 season. I think we all know what the needs are. I wouldn’t be pussyfooting around. I’d sign JJ right now without hesitation, Johnson at safety from LA, trade for Lattimore, and I’d sign a LB. those are my positions of need and not sure who’s available at the LB position.
I'd like to kick the tires on Bud Dupree at "the right price"
 

Stray Dawg

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Thank God I'm not In Berry's shows, but I'd go after 2 top level LBs in FA, one run stopper and one sideline-to-sideline because we play Lamar Jackson twice a year. In the draft I'd go after DBs and DL. Plus a lower round LB to (hopefully) grow.
Well for not being sure we should be focused entirely on the defense, you sure did a damn fine job doing so IDP 🤙🏻 but let’s not leave JJ out of the equation. He could be the piece that takes us to the dance. 😉
 
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