I haven't been in this thread since 1/12 but I felt I should still respond to this post:
Originally Posted by TeamSelig
Replace Coles with a different vet receiver who can actually catch a ball consistently, and our offense is 2x better already.
Our running game is very good. We have a QB.... who USED to be pretty dominate (what happened!?) Hopefully he bounces back. I think you have to count on that. We have an elite receiver. We just need another solid receiver and a TE who can catch a ball. There is a chance that we have these needs on the team already.
What I mean is I'd rather have Average offense + Great Defense instead of Good offense + Good defense.
Maybe I just think the offense is easier to correct than you do. A new OC would instantly improve our offense IMO.
I think that's part of it but I also think that the defense already has the potential to be one of the very best next year and it just doesn't seem like you share that view.
Between key players missing time due to injury (Odom/Peko/etc) and inexperience (Maualuga/Rivers should only improve with more experience) I think the defense is in pretty good shape with a little better luck as far as injuries go. I'm in no way saying that they shouldn't add to the defense. I just think the offense is a higher priority. The defense wasn't a problem in '09. The offense was a problem.