Everyone has some ideas about what Free Agents we need to go after, and everyone has different ideas about what the offense is gonna look like. Hopefully, if you believe guys like Adam Schefter, then the Lockout might be over in 4 weeks or so. When that happens, expect a mad dash for the tope free agents. Here are some ideas about who we should pursue in free agency, listed by preference.
1.Sidney Rice- maybe the best possible FA availble. Some say we won't pursue him because of the FO's tendency to not make the big splash, but I expect that Kroenke will look to real in at least one huge name in his first year as the full owner, and Rice might be the biggest name available.
2. Barry Cofield- his availability will depend on the rules with the new CBA, but expect us to try and get him almost no matter what, due to his connections with Spags. Spags is trying to build his defense, which is predicated entirely on a dominating line.
3. Any OG we can get- i really dont care who, just be better than Goldberg
The other big topic of conversation on this site, is about the offense. What is it gonna look like, how is SJax going to be used, and why did we draft a TE in the second round? There is no easy answers to these questions, because McDaniels system is extremely complicated, but, it has two main points: stretching a defense horizontally, and versatility. Assuming we were to get Rice, we would have a 5 receiver set of Rice, Clayton, Amendola, Salas and Pettis. With Rice and Pettis on the outside, they would give us 2 receivers who have major size advantages over the corners, and that would leave the other 3 working on LB's and Safety's, where they can catch the ball and work in space. That will allow these 3 to catch the ball and get YAC. Kendricks is a player who gives us a mismatch, being too fast for for LB's and too big for most Saftey's and Sam's favorite targets have always been his TE's, because of those mismatches. The other big factor for this offense, going no huddle. As anyone who watched Sam in college can tell you, the no huddle offense is where Sam is better than anyone. With the mismatches our WR group and TE's will give us, going no huddle will prevent the defense from making substituions to deal with the mismatches, and Sam will be able to put plenty of points on the board. As for SJax's role, he will probably used in the spread like D. Murray was in Sam's college system, as both a runner and as an extra receiver.