Originally Posted by Don Vito
I think you guys could use a safety, de/olb like Montgomery, maybe an inside backer, or another receiver. Solid all round team no doubt but I think you could definitely upgrade a few of those spots. A lot of that comes from my hatred of Bernard pollard and the rest of it is just a question of age at certain spots. Is there a plan for when Matt birk leaves either?
As far as de/olb goes, not really a need but I couldn't see ozzie passing on a guy like Montgomery. Kruger is ok, I think upshaw will be good there, and then there's Suggs who although he look like a fatAss will be dominant again I'm sure.
Yeah they could use a S - to eventually replace Reed not Pollard. They just took Thompson in the 4th round but he looks like a major project. The plan to replace Birk is Gino Gradkowski. He looked good in the preseason/training camp and I don't think they will target a C. ILB is a position that needs to be upgraded. Ellerbe has played better so far this season but both he and McClain are fairly average players that aren't particularly good at anything. WR is something to look for early if they cut Boldin after the season.
Adding another pass-rusher would be great for the defense even with Suggs coming back. That's probably the biggest weakness on the defense and it would be nice to have two guys that can consistently get to the QB again. I don't think it would be hard to get Suggs, Upshaw, and (rookie pass-rusher) on the field at the same time but they do have Pees as the DC.