I know it is not feasible this year but I wish we could add Sanchez, Tebow, Holmes and Harris to that list. But for 2014 that could be a reality and we would have a ton of cap room. I hope we save our money this year (would be OK with signing Landry is possible) and wait for 2014 to spend. Should be able to make a lot of upgrades then. With two strong drafts we could be back in the thick of things.
Lets see now. Ive heard this BS thrown around alot. So we have just 5 starters then?
McIntyre or Pace back on the cheap
By my count on D we have 2 Safety positions and 1 OLB position to fill.
Personally I'd like to see Landry brought back and paired with Bush or a rookie safety.
The D does not need to be rebuilt. Just normal offseason retooling
2 Guard positions, QB and primary RB
This thing needs to be rebuilt THIS SEASON
I think you are underestimating things a bit. You can't count on "bringing back players." The bottom line is someone needs to be brought in to fill those positions, whether it's a former player or not.
WR ... Holmes, Kerley, Hill ... need at least two more
RB ... Powell, McKnight ... need at least one more, preferably a starter
OL ... Mangold, Ferguson, Ducasse ... need at least three more, preferably three starters
QB ... Needs a complete overhaul, possibly keep only McElroy as 3rd QB
TE ... Cumberland ... need at least one more, preferably a starter
DL ... Wilkerson, Coples, Ellis ... Pouha and Devito very well could be gone, if so, need at least two more
LB ... Harris, Davis ... need at least three more, two starters
S ... need at least two more, preferably starters
CB ... may be the only position in decent shape.
Why? He stinks and is well past it. Bring in a young cheap draft choice or UDFA.
We need to replace three starting linebackers.
Davis will take one spot, but what about the other two? Can someone like Bellore step up? We have tons of holes, and there are only so many draft picks. Do you really think we're going into next season with UDFA players all over the starting lineup?
Chances are one of the three former starting linebackers will be brought back for one year on the cheap. My money is on Bryan Thomas.