I know my posts of late have had the old doom and gloom feel to them. I feel it is time to spark some hope in all of you green blooded Americans out there, who have been sulking ever since the Nnamdi debacle. This off season is far from over, and you better believe Tanny isn't throwing in the towel. There are moves to be made, and we can make them. When everything is said and done, we can be a better team than last year.
First let's go over what we really need right now. We need a CB to play alongside Revis that can handle man coverage. 2nd, we need a safety that can rotate in and out with Smith that can also be an asset in coverage. Last but not least, we need a number two WR.
There are 3 top tier CBs still out there right now that can get the job done. Only one of them will be asking to be overpaid, and that is our own Antonio Cromartie. The others are Richard Marshall (from the Panthers), and Chris Carr (of the Ravens). I say let someone else overpay Cro, and get a guy like Marsahll who is way more physical, and is a proven CB with talent.
Next we need a safety that can be the guy we always wanted, deep in our secondary. This guy needs to be someone who isn't afraid to take on TEs, and take them out. Brodney Pool was coming along nicely last year, but I feel the Jets thought of him as too injury prone to be worth it. The options out there are Daren Sharper (of the Saints), and Dashon Goldson (from the 49ers). I think if we rotate Sharper in and out with Smith, it will keep him fresh and deadly. Goldson had an off year in 2010, but I think that had more to do with injuries and the rest of the 49ers having an off year. He is a sleeper.
Now for our number 2 receiver. We have our clutch speed guy with Santonio Holmes. We have our clutch sure handed guy for 3rd downs in Cotchery. What we really need is a big guy to be a threat in the Red Zone, and going across the middle. The guys I have in mind for this position are Plaxico (from prison), James Jones (of the Packers), and Malcom Floyd (from the Chargers). All of these guys have the size and the talent to fill the position we need. Floyd would be my number one choice.