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My grade so far for Idzik: A

The moves made so far by John Idzik, listed below, in my opinion have been excellent. I give him an A. The following is a list of projected starters from a GGN post before free agency and the draft back in March. The roster looked dreadful, and Idzik had only 8 million to work with. Along with the projected starters are their replacements and my opinion on if the move is an upgrade or downgrade. Offense: Replacement Upgrade/Downgrade QB Mark Sanchez Geno Smith Upgrade RB Bilal Powell Chris Ivory Upgrade FB John Griffin Tommy Bohannon Upgrade WR Stephen Hill WR Santonio Holmes TE Konrad Reuland Jeff Cumberland Upgrade T D'Brickashaw Ferguson G Dennis Landolt Brian Winters Upgrade C Nick Mangold G Caleb Schlauderaff Willie Colon Upgrade T Vladimir Ducasse Austin Howard Upgrade Defense: DE Quinton Coples Sheldon Richardson Upgrade NT Sione Pouha Damon Harrison Upgrade DE Muhammad Wilkerson OLB Ricky Sapp Calvin Pace Upgrade ILB Demario Davis ILB David Harris OLB Garret McIntyre Quinton Coples Upgrade CB Darrelle Revis Dee Milliner Downgrade CB Antonio Cromartie S Josh Bush Dawan Landry Upgrade S Antonio Allen Harrison and Coples were drafted under Tannenbaum, and Howard and Cumberland weren't realistically going any where as restricted free agents, but you have to be impressed by the other moves, including switching Coples to OLB. The only downgrade is the Revis. His trade was unavoidable given the scary roster we had at that time. Add in the signings of players like Josh Cribbs, David Nelson and Zach Sudfeld, which have boosted our special teams and bench depth. Then look at some of the "addition by subtraction" moves by getting rid of Joe McKInight, Stephen Peterman and Clyde Gates. How do you not give Idzik an A? If he has one or two more offseasons like this we are going to be a serious contender for a championship.

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