We are now 6-7 and Im wondering from who we have on the roster, who do we keep and who do you think should go and what needs to be improved to make us a better team next year.
So far this is my take on this.
Wide receivers to keep: Arland Bruce (needs to be signed to a multi year contract)
As for the other receivers, Bauman, Grant, Carter and james i could take them or leave them. They havent really had a huge impact on this team. We could use some improvement and find some more impact receivers. I would like to try David Ball and see what he can do still.
Our Offensive line is solid and i wouldnt really get rid of anyone in that department.
As for Nick Setta, i would look into finding another kicker to help setta next year rather then just relying on him. There has been some field goals that should have been a walk in the park that Setta has totally missed. Hopefully we can try that new kicker Jeremy Ito and hopefully we can give him a try sometime.
I think our running backs are solid with DeAndra Cobb and Terry Caulley. I think we could trade or just get rid of Kenton Keith next year. He hasnt been a factor for us and hes a waste of money that could be used somewhere else. Our fullbacks havent been used that much this year and none of them have really made a huge impact so trading any of them wouldnt really bother me.
I think we have a pretty good Quarterback situation. Quinton Porter will improve even more next year with having a full year basically as a starter. Kevin Glenn is a good backup and is possibly a keeper for next year not unless we can trade for someone else on another team to help out Porter. Having these two as a duo is fine with me though. They both bring something different and having them for another year and familiar with one another will make us stronger.
As for our defence, I think were almost rock solid there. Our linebackers Johnson, Floyd and Knowlton are outstanding. Dennis Haley is really good also. If Barrenchea comes back next year, he will be a good backup for these linebackers also. Ray Mariuz is not too bad but if we traded him next year it wouldnt bother me that much...along with our other backup linebackers.
As for our defensive line, the keepers for next year include Long, Adams, McIntyre, Hickman and Kirk.
Bolden, Murphy and Reid are ok but not as good as the other 5 in my opinion. We can look to replace them next year and see if we could get some better defensive ends or defensive tackles to make our team stronger.
In the backfield, I think Jykine Bradley, Geoff Tisdale and Chris Thompson are really good. Bo Smith and Lawrence Gordon are not too bad also. I like Barker and Beveridge also. We could look at getting another cornerback and defensive back next year but i wouldnt make much of a change next year with these guys.
Mainly, i think keeping most of this team intact and having them more familiar with one another will make us even stronger next year. I think the problems the last few years of getting rid of so many people and making so many changes really hurt us. We have been rebuilding and I think we have a good team and there is not really a huge weakness that i see on this team.
what does everyone else think??