Could addressing safety lead to playoffs?

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  1. Grizzblue

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    I don't think LB is as big of a problem as some do on here. I put that need in the tier 2 needs with RB2 and QB2. As for our primary needs I still think its S,DT,CB
     
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    WILL: Briggs/Greene
    ILB: DJ/Bostic
    SAM: Shea/Bostic

    You don't see a glaring problem there? I have 1000% more confidence in Palmer(B/c of Trestman/OL/WR's/RB/TE) and Ford then I do the LB core outside of Briggs.
     
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    I said in another thread that I would guess right now it looks something like this

    WLB: Briggs/Bostic/Greene
    MLB DJ/Bostic/Shea
    SLB: Shea/Greene/Bostic

    Bostic is still talented, as with most other players we can't judge based on the train wreck that was last year. Greene has talent that was apparent in college and we can't write him completely off after a rookie year. Him and Bostic have yet to have a full off season with a full slate of NFL workouts and studies, so I do expect improvement from them. Shea is another wildcard. He is finally playing the position he should have been all along and we frankly have no idea what we have in him. Maybe we can add depth in the later rounds and UDFA land but to invest a high pick on a LB may end up with us making a lateral move on a player we already have, and sending one to another team down the line. There is no positive long term situation at DT, S, or CB. We have 3 young guys 2 of them top 2 picks in the LB corps, so may be wise to wait a year before we reinvest a top pick there so we can see who goes where and what they can do.
     
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    Phil will take care of the safety position in the draft. He's not stupid.
     
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    I actually never thought I would say this, but I'm not really sure how high my confidence in Briggs and his harness is right now either.
     
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    Maybe Conte will have one of those harnesses after his shoulder surgery too, and they can work on using them together to just "hook" or snag runners & bring 'em down. If it's effective, maybe we can get Shea to wear one.
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    I like it. Get me two in blue and orange.
     
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    Can you get one that has a drink cup? I can see that it would take a lot of stress of your shoulder when drinking during the game.
     
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    Excellent idea. A little value-add. I think I'll have some people start on an "armpit holster" since the hat straw idea is already taken. Damn them for taking all the good ideas....
     
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    I'm not saying they don't have talent, but to assume they will be fine is a huge gamble, at best, especially w/2 vets that haven't shown an ability to stay healthy or that will be healthy this year. If Briggs/DJ were to go down we'd have no depth and would be realying on a near bust and 2 guys that haven't shown they deserve to start, going into the season like that is beyond ballsy.
     

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