JSeahawks wrote:At this point i'm really hoping we dont draft o'line early but instead take care of it in free agency. I'm not interested in waiting another 2 or 3 years for rookie o'linemen to mature. I'm all in on DB's or pass rushers in the first few rounds. Maybe an offensive skill position player if there's a stud out there.
I certainly agree that drafting O-Line early is an exercise in futility. The fact is that no rookie O-Lineman we select will be of much use for at least 1-2 years. They just take that amount of time to be even considered adequate. What is really needed is to pay above average for a quality RT in free agency this off-season. Of course we all know that is not the MO of our front office or PC.
But it is really beginning to be obvious that our window of opportunity is starting to close some right now. If this team is getting back and winning the Super Bowl again we need to make the moves necessary to make that happen now.
First, sign a real RT that can hold up that part of the line now. Not a rookie or cast away mediocre talent, but a real quality RT.
Second, we need to make a major push for signing Calis Cambell as our starting 3tech for the next few years. He would make a major difference on our line, and Rubin just doesn't fit the mold at all. He needs to be waived or traded if Cambell is signed. The money if needed can come from our cap space and if needed restructuring of some current player contracts.
If those two moves are made then we can address our other issues in the draft: CB, LB, OL, ect.
But if this front office continues to be cheap in free agency then we are not making it back to the Super Bowl again with this current team makeup. By the time our O-line and middle of our DL has someone to push the pocket is addressed our other key players will be to old and injured to be of use to us. That is a fact.