Love the fact that he's emphasizing the trenches in he draft, that he's going to focus on special teams players, that he wants a stronger run game, and that he's confirmed that Timmons is moving to (mack) ILB -- competing with Foote, apparently.
I like it all too.
Though it certainly is open to interpretation.
I hope he picks up a few OL and DL in the draft, though I don't believe it has to be a Day One affair.
When he talks about getting younger, I wonder if he thinks Capizzi or McBean (not Steely) or like types figure into the picture???
I know it's been discussed elsewhere, but looking down some of the prospects for DE, there seem to be two guys from Hampton in the 285 range. Could stand to put on more weight but (and all things tend to change between now and the draft via one thousand variables) at least one of them is projected as a Day Two pick.
OT depth appears strong, OG not as much. Haven't looked at the OC talent
Is STs success dependent on guys like Morey and Iwouma? Or is it coaching guys better? Or drafting and using young guys on STs? Isn't there a 5th rounder available with the talent of Chidi Iwuoma on STs but with the ability to progress into a starting role?
So I like that Tomlin isn't washing away the late season flaws to injury or fatigue and that he realizes the issues bitched about will remain problems, healthy team or not, until some things change.
But I do wonder what mix of in-house player changes, draft additions, coaching changes (philosophy, style or coach), and free agent additions Tomlin thinks will make for the greatest promise for 2008?
Won't find out 'til it's all done and over with but I have a feeling he won't put all of his eggs in one basket (i.e., all OL Day One draft, numerous ST only aging vets, status quo for the coaches, etc.)