Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I generally agree. Defense begins with your front-4 getting a good pass rush. If you don't have that, you are screwed. So I have no objection to adding another DL at #14. BUT we do need a safety to replace Conte, and I'd like to get a good one like Pryor. To me, if Pryor or Dix are still on the board at #14, then it comes down to whether any remaining DL is really so hot that it causes me to take a pass on these guys and hope to get a starter-quality safety in the second round. Can't make that call until draft day. I do not expect them to draft two safeties, but what I said is that I would not be disappointed if they did that, if they got two good ones. In any case, at a minimum, we need at least one to replace Conte. I don't know whether Conte falsely believed he had support on the TD pass in the GB game, or did he screw up by himself. Somebody did, that's for sure. But I base my assessment of him on the whole season. He wasn't the only guy who played poorly. In earlier years, no way he would get 90 tackles because Urlacher and Briggs tackled anybody who got past the front 4. Our whole front 7 was pathetic on run defense. Having said that, I fault Conte for his failure to cover the deep sideline passes. That went on all year. And on runs, he often took bad angles and blew tackles. The Reggie Bush runs stand out in my mind.