So I was writing in a fan shot… and got this brilliant idea, of how the Fins should have conducted their off-season.
Lets start with the Brandon Marshall trade… we easily could have traded him to the Bears for 2012 1st and 2013 3rd round pick. We should have moved Reggie Bush… who is a 82 overall to WR which would make him an 88 overall WR… he is fast and agile which combined with Hartline Bess and Gates… we have a pretty good WR corp for the WCO offense.
Then with Soliai we could have franchised him… and sent him to a depleted DT team for a 2012 1st and 3rd round pick and a 2013 1st and 4th… We switch Langford from DE to DT, his overall potential goes up, and you sign him to a high salary 1 year deal… with no bonus. This way when we trade him to another DT depleted team we can get almost the same pick count as we did with Soliai… So in 2012 we have three 1st rnd picks and three thirds. We can change Koa Misi to LE which makes him a 94 overall and Cameron Wake no brainer to RE at 99 overall! Randy Starks and Odrick to DT makes them a 95 and 88 respectively. So Dansby stays in the middle and Burnett goes to ROLB… so now our big need is a LOLB in the new 4-3 defense. Smith and Davis are shut down corners… I actually like the Richard Marshall signing and his overall should def go up when moved to FS. Bell, he is excellent, but with all those picks we need some room in the cap. I’d be classy about it, but trade him any way. Most likely you’re going to get 2nd in 2012 for him. Don’t worry though… after 2 years under his belt the move from FS to SS is a no brainer for Reshad Jones… and he locks up the secondary.
Offensively… eh we touched on WR a little bit, but the OL needs addressing. Carey isn’t bad for one more year, which is a no brainer for short contract to allow a potential rookie to grow into a RG or RT spot next year. Carey can actually go back to RT cause in overall it’s a lateral move. This allows us to draft a LT in the 2nd round… he has to be a LT because switching his position to RG makes him go up about 6-7 overall!
So I think I addressed all the issues for the team… all the holes that were vacated. We have a ton of drafts, so IMO we can use a change of space back, a LT and a QB. We have three 1st rounder’s so we can move up… for Luck or RGIII. Three 3rd rounder’s and two 2nd rounder’s… we’re set!
Let me know your thoughts… we can win the Super Bowl in 2012 and 2013… I mean I did in my Madden Franchise!