(03-15-2012 02:33 PM)illmusic Wrote: sometimes the ability to keep your own pieces and add in depth options is the best choice for a team. I think keeping Grimes, getting HD back, and maybe a left tackle upgrade will improve us for next year when taking into account our coordinator change
It's obvious that we must improve from last year in order to halfway compete this year. From the looks of it, it's very possible that we will lose either Lofton or Abraham. With no free agent signings so far, that's clearly a downgrade. I understand where Mike Nolan comes in, but he can't do it on his own. You can also make the argument about the draft coming up, but it's obvious that without a pick in the top 50, it will clearly help other teams more than us. With this said, there is absolutely no reason to think that we will improve next year. Once again, I can't stress enough that I am not a chicken little pessimist that always looks at the negatives, but unfortunately I haven't seen anything that will drive us deep into the playoffs. When that happens, I will recant immediately. The only thing I want is to see this team succeed, nothing else.