We can debate coaching and systems, but I don`t think from a player personnel standpoint we are missing that much to be an elite team.
Jim Popp & Co. are out scouting NFL 90-player training camps and hopefully they can find a few goodies for this season, even though the philosophy has been to scout for next year.
I would like to see another dominant d-lineman, either tackle or end. I don
t have full confidence in Cash and Jenkins as yet. When Trestman was explaining Hunts release, he mentioned that Moton Hopkins and Tremaine Johnson had both been pencilled in as the starting defensive tackles before they got hurt. Hopkins with the blood clot and Jenkins with a broken toe plate, whatever that is.
Hopkins`tweets are protected, but he did have a buddy in Winnipeg that weighed in on him awhile ago. Any news?
The other obvious need would be a dominant DB who would be an upgrade on Seth Williams. Willims could then become the nickleback and replace infamous #21. Estelle at his peak would be welcome, but the question is if he has sufficiently recovered from a pretty serious knee injury.
I won`t list kick returner as I am going to assume that Trent Guy was starting to find his rhythm as a CFL returner.
And the good news is we have fairly decent Canadian talent, both starters and backups.