Several weeks ago, I wrote
I want a team that is dominant on the offensive and defensive lines. I want a great quarterback who can make big plays in the passing game. My team will rely on basic principles of winning football: a great defense starts with a dominant pass rush and a great offense starts with a dominant offensive line. And I can't forget special teams, where a unit full of speed and space guys, along with a dynamic return man, can control and dictate field position. As you review my team, please keep those principles in mind.
My favorite runner of the 2008 draft was
The No. 1 requirement for players at this position is not speed. I'm more concerned with their ability to have quickness at the line, to defeat press coverage, and how they run with the ball after the catch.
This is one of the most important positions in football to get the right blend on your team. You must have a blocker, a player that can handle pass protections and secure the edge in the run game.
Lee and Witten will work very well together. Both players have lined up all over the field for their teams and most important, since there is not a true fullback on the team, both have backfield experience. Our team will have the ability to stay in base offense on third down and if the defense goes nickel, we then can run the ball, or if the defense stays in their base, we can exploit the weakness in the passing game. Having versatile players at tight ends helps create problems for the defense.
As it has been the constant theme with our team, we need versatile players who can play and align in various positions. Size and pass blocking are major requirements here, and
Who is ever going to block this line? Each player requires double teams on every play and can rush the passer with amazing skill.
Speed and space-playing ability was what was required when building this group. Players that can play on third down, on nickel downs, who can run with anyone on the field and are excellent tacklers in the open field best describes all the players on the team.
It is critical to get players in your secondary that can play on all three levels of the defense and are willing to tackle. When a team has a bad tackling defensive corner, it can never balance its defense and this allows the offense to attack. Each player here can tackle and has very good ball skills.