Questions about D-line?????????
New to SB nation and POD, I wanted to post about something relevant and something everyone would have an opinion on. With the Saints recently signing Turk McBride, it can be said that it puts Detroit in a tough position. Even though I do believe the plan all along has been to resign Cliff Avril to a long term deal, I believe the Turk signing has given the advantage to Cliff not so much Mayhew, at the negotiation table. The question is, is a holdout on the horizon, (not familiar with where we are in the cap), but does Detroit have the funds at this time to even offer a long term deal? Part of me thinks they wanted to have him sign the one year deal so they could offer something better next year, as well as so they could address other defensive needs in this off-season. There is a reason Mayhew only offered the one year deal at this time. To me, he would have offered something more substantial initially if he wanted or could get the deal done. I believe even though the Turk signing seems like a small signing in national headlines, it has greater effect on the situation of the D-line in Detroit. I am not quite sure that I trust Young to step up at this point in his career a play an important back up roll. Everyone knows that we are set at the DT position, but is it time to trade, Williams or SLH, to find someone to help at DE. With KVB's injury last year as well as Avril not signing yet, should we worry about or DE position? I would like to think KVB will be the same as old, but neck injuries have ended careers before.
If Detroit was to move a DT, who do you think it would be? In this situation to me, Williams would be the logical decision. Even though very productive at times, it seems for every outstanding play, comes a 5 yard penalty. Not to say he is not great at getting the jump on the count, but at times it seems he has it in his mind he is going no matter what the case may be. I would love to keep all 4 DT on the roster, but do we have a bigger need at DE at this time?
It is funny because I do understand that Detroit has one of the deepest lines in the league. Thank to all for reading and the comments, hope it was an easy read. Also I want to say I think Detroit although not flashy did one of the best jobs in free agency. They focused on there needs, and came through with big signings in all need areas for great money. Well done Detroit!!!!!!