Stabauch you still think Rivera isn't a liability on our OL...every run that got stuffed in the backfield came from his side. Not only that runs that did break were commonly done from dodging rivera's back and allowing the RB to move up behind the defender that blew up Rivera.
Flo played good but going against a second stringer he better.
On another note...we only have 2 positions to land on the OL...LT (future) and RG. We signed a nice little project...should give procter some competition...still would like to see us address the position in the first round. If we can't land a stud LT or Blalock...I would like to see us land Ginn.
Thule's Top Eight Prospects
1. Justin Blalock (RG starter from day 1)
2. Tedd Ginn (We have no speed outside of Glenn...our offense falls without him)
3. Jake Long (Typical smart white OL for parcells. Not to mention a Stud)
4. Sam Baker (A great prospect in his own...but a long ways behind the top 3 imo)
5. Reggie Nelson (Watkins is serviceable...but good option if top 4 are gone.
6. Tank Tyler (We have nothing behind ferg...if he went down so does our d...this kid is a great fit)
7. Levi Brown (Looks like he could be a very good RG too me)
8a. Hughes/Cason/Ross (Not really a first round pick...but probabally next on my list since I don't like any OG outside of Blalock and Brown)
8b. Higgins/Williams/Smith (nice quick small recievers to have a place on our team.
Personally I could see our mock going a couple of ways.
If we are in the top 25 we should have a great chance to land someone in my top 4.
If we make it deep into the playoffs I really don't like any prospect outside of Tyler. He really the only guy who holds good value in the first round. A trade down/up would be likely. I could see something very similar to Pittsburg last year. Move up for Ginn if he's there in the early 20's....give up a piddly 4th rounder.
Another thing I was thinking about today when watching the game...does anyone else think we try to offer JJ again this year. I could definately see us shipping him if we fall inlove with a prospect and our guys are off the board.
As for Free Agency...this is where I'm confused. We don't need to address FA at some positions. QB/RB/WR/TE/C/OT are not gonna be touched more than likely. On defense maybe a Pressure DT...but I truely believe parcells will love Tank. FS is the only other need that could be touched in FA.
So I guess I can see us trying to land a good OG in his mid 20's and then we will pick up Josh Brown. Unless Vandy changes his ways. We have plenty of cap room to sign a top OG and Brown. We would likely eat some of Vandy's contract but should gain some of it back from the cut.
We would still have money to extend Romo/Gurode and our draft picks. At the end of this we would probablly be sitting around 5-8mil...post draft...which seems to be where we like to sit going into the season.
If we can do that in FA...our draft should be fairily easy to predict.
Try to land Tank or top LT prospect or move up for Ginn.
Then a guy like Higgins or Williams in the 2nd round.
There really isn't anyone outside of Tank that interests me as a NT...thats why I think Parcells will want to address it soon. Hopefully Tank doesn't test too well so we have a chance at him.
With the smaller WR's sitting at second round projections right now...should leave us with some good options later in the draft.
Since our 3rd round pick will go to Brown
I won't go any further then this since its a crap shoot anyways