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Roster management

Post  Big_Pete on Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:15 pm

Roster Management is a problem

Firstly we try and go into the season with 2 TEs, one of whom is a pure H-back, both TEs have a history of niggling injuries.

I can't believe Linval Joseph has not been active in our first two games. Coughlin's reasoning is special teams.

If Linval Joseph is inactive again, I will be rather unhappy.

Coughlin preaches running the ball and stopping the run as his priorities.

Surely stopping the run involved getting your best DT rotation in there, and frankly that should be all four DTs. Add in that Joseph is our strongest Dlineman and it becomes a bigger problem.

Surely the solution is to have a balanced roster

we have 45 guys active

3 are specialists (Dodge, Tynes, DeOssie)

Here is my rough breakdown of what we should have.

Offense

Starters (10): Manning, Smith, Nicks, Boss, Bradshaw, McKenzie, Snee, O'Hara, Seubert, Diehl

+6 specialists: Rosenfels, Barden, Jacobs, Beatty, Koets, Andrews


Defense

Starters: Tuck, Kiwanuka, Cofield, Canty, Bulluck, Goff, Boley, Webster, Thomas, Phillips, Rolle

+ 4 : Umenyiora, Bernard, Joseph, Grant


Special Teams/Depth

Offense (4): Hedgecock, Beckum, Reynaud, Ware

Defense (7): Pierre-Paul, Sintim, Blackburn, Ross, Wilkinson, B Johnson, M Johnson

Specialists (3): Tynes, Dodge, DeOssie


Don't get me wrong, having guys like Tollefsen and Cruz are great for special teams, but they shouldn't be at the expense of core guys in the trenches.





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Re: Roster management

Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:38 am

I think Cruz looked decent as a gunner on the Matt Dodge punt where the ball ended up at the 1 yd line.

What has Barden ever proved at WR/ST's over Victor Cruz or Duke Calhoun?
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