How's the defense shaping up and where to next?

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  1. dabears

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    Is it just me or is most everyone not real impressed with Emery's progress so far this off season? I liked the Houston pick up as plan B but it seems there were and are decent FA's for the taking. The fact they didn't go after Ward baffles me. And picking up two garbage safeties now has me wondering. I'm hoping he winds it up by signing a decent edge rusher on the other side of Houston and brings back Peanut. That should cover 1-2 more holes and then hit it hard in the draft.
     
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    Overall I like what he's done thus far. I too would have liked to make a run at Ward, especially seeing what he got from Denver. I thought Verner got a fair deal from Tampa Bay too. It's hard to react one way or the other only 1 day and a half in. Lot's of things still could shake out and change.
     
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    True dat. I was just hoping for more than one splash signing especially since a lot of teams have more money to spend just like we do. It a shopper's market.
     
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    Yeah with the exception of Houston the other guys aren't even gaurenteed a roster spot. Only real splash that could be made is Allen/Ware
     
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    Ware is gone man, Bronco
     
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    Big money deal...3 years 30 mill for Ware. Apparently if he didn't take it they were going to offer it to Allen. Sorry, I'm not paying that much for Allen. Where is Denver getting all this money? How much under the cap were they?
     
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    Yeah, because filling an absolute position of priority need with crap for depth with the top player at the position in his class would be a terrible mistake. Give me a total stud field general like Dix at 14 and I'll be a very happy man.
     
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    The only area of concern not hit yet is DT.

    Mundy at safety ...ehh.
     
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    That answer will come at pick 14 IMO
     
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    Your "field general" better be one helluva cover man and ballhawk playing behind a DL that doesn't generate a pass rush.

    So far we have exactly zero DLs on the roster that could be considered serious sack threats (hopefully Houston will get there but he's been more of a run defender so far in his career). And please don't tell me Shea is suddenly gonna become one at LB. Anything he adds I'll consider gravy. We have no evidence yet that he will a better NFL OLB than he was a DE.
     
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