Help Me Nolan-Wan Kenobi. You’re Our Only Hope

10 Mar

Free agency started out well enough, like a leisurely stop in Cloud City. We landed a big fish in Dansby, cut liability Gibril Wilson, and played some cards with Lando. But since then it seems that Darth Vader has crashed the banquet, using the dark side of the force to yank the blaster from our hands, and allowing Boba Fett to carbon freeze our nose tackle.

If we didn’t show the money to Rolle or Clark, I doubt we’d offer enough to pry Otogwe from the Rams. This means we could very possibly be breaking in a new, even rookie safety next season. It also looks like, for at least the first half of the season, we’ll be in the same boat at nose tackle. If Jason Taylor departs we’ll have another question mark. Cameron Wake is a hell of a pass rusher, but we don’t know much about his ability versus the run.

We could go all defense in the first three rounds, managing to grab S Earl Thomas, OLB/DE Ricky Sapp (or a similar guy) and a NT like Cam Thomas. However, we’d be neglecting a glaring hole at WR in the process (did I mention it looks like Antonio Bryant and T.O. will both sign elsewhere this week?).

I’m just sayin’, if things don’t start looking less like the Battle of Hoth soon, we’re going to end up stuck in the Spice Mines of Kessel, without a lightsaber.

And this madness on that side of the ball could make Mike Nolan the biggest defensive addition of the offseason, no disrespect to Karlos “Tauntaun” Dansby.

Tauntauns are fun.


2 Responses to “Help Me Nolan-Wan Kenobi. You’re Our Only Hope”

  1. InFINcible March 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    Nolan and Bill Sheridan are going to be the keys to our defensive success. It wouldn’t suprise me that the talent is on the roster, they just haven’t been sufficiently “coached up”. I think we’ll find that out this year.

    What the hell are we doing about WR?! I’ve heard enough in Ginn’s defense that it takes 3 years to develop a WR. So then what the hell good is drafting one gonna do for us NEXT season??

    Offense wasn’t the problem last year, they put up some decent points, but the perfection 13 play drives require is going to be tough to maintain for 16 games.

  2. danewen March 10, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

    It’s interesting when you look at our offense after Henne became starter. With Henne around, and Ronnie directing the Wildcat, we scored 30 points per game. Once Ronnie went down we only scored 20.3ppg. A ten point drop once Ronnie went down? To me that means that when we had to line up and play from the pro set we were nowhere near as efficient. It wasn’t Ricky. He played like a beast. Bess and Hartline were decent. I believe it was a lack of a #1 WR who could simply line up and beat his man.

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