So I tallied the numbers at 11:00pm ET. Simple averages, and we get a decent sense of what the TST community thinks the team needs.
A couple notes:
- If you haven't filled it out, you can add your two cents here (and remember, a 1 means we don't need any change at the position whereas a 10 means we need to address the position this offseason with a sizeable investment).
- I tried to keep all the votes, wacky though many of them were, intact so as not to disrupt the natural voting process. There were a couple that were pretty obviously backwards. So GreetingsADM, KBRams, Bronx_Bomber26, jlcdb70, Peteyweestro, 808Ram and jatty, if you didn't vote backwards, let me know and I will switch your votes back. I can't promise I won't slap you though, because that would make your votes unbelievably wacky.
- I'll keep the form open for a minute, but I might not give another table of averages for a while. In fact, I might be out of the internet loop for a couple days if things don't fit into the blocks out here. If that's the case, here's hoping the averages from the early returns are enough to supplement Van's stuff.
- So just to reiterate for the word skippers, 1=we're good; 10=position needs help.
A couple of observations:
- I'm surprised the defensive line positions didn't get more weight. I am praying the FO is of the same mind as me and doesn't want to go into 2011 with the same starting defensive line. Whether it's from free agency whenever a new CBA is hammered out or through the draft, I would love to see a difference maker on the line added.
- I'm also surprised at the lack of a push for a new return man. Maybe it's the love for Amendola. He's a good guy and I think he'll be a vital component of our passing game, but he's been average on returns. I'd like to see more explosiveness at the position, especially if it can come from someone who plays a less vital role. To have Amendola risk injury in the return game \as important as he was in 2010 in such a depleted WR group was pretty ballsy.
- And maybe the most off-base voting based on emotion has to be QB. A 2.079? Are we really that confident in A.J. Feeley as the backup? Sure, we don't need to spend an important draft pick on a backup, but I'm not that keen on the depth if Feeley and Thad Lewis are our only insurance policies on Sam Axeford.
I'll revisit the final voting in a week or so, depending on how the pace of voting. I've got another form to throw out after that that should isolate our priorities for the draft so we get a sense of the CW in these parts.
Aight, TST. If y'all don't hear from me for a minute, just know I've got plenty of game tape on my external hard drive to go a week without the internet. I may have some withdrawal issues, but I'll be back when I can.