Largent80 wrote:With Earl even muttering the word "retirement" I think the Hawks seriously need to start thinking of the future at every position in the D Backfield.
I agree, Kam and Earl especially have been banged up a lot, one more serious injury and I would not doubt Earl may say enough, Kam has had surgery I think every off season plus his major injuries.
You draft a guy like Baker and let him learn and play slot as well to have a duel back up, we need CB's as well. and a replacement for Kam, can't fill everything at once with our other issues like depth at LB and O line which may not be as bad as we think but is a concern. We need a true every down power runner as well, we have a stable of backs but none had proven themselves as being able to stay healthy or consistent yet.
But if a talent falls to you they should grab it, even if it's not a need, typically it will be soon anyway and the talent you want may not be there when you really need it.
Getting Hutch that year wasn't a need, he happened to be a great talent that fell to us, we took him and it set in motion one of best runs as a franchise being paired with Jones.