Is anyone else concerned with:
Fangio is known for employing a 3-4. We only have 1 LB that should be on a roster, and he is limited to really being an Edge (Reddick). Maybe Cunningham could be a solid backup. Dean is certainly going to fill one of the spots and hopefully grow into it, but he is still a bit of an unknown. We need many LB’s that can actually play, probably at least 3.
His defense is also based on very solid Safety play. Blankenship is a great story, but I am not excited about him being out on an island. Byard was basically terrible, but maybe a training camp is what he needed to learn the system. Brown was fun, high energy, flashy, but also was often toasted. We do not really have the personnel. We need at least 1 Starter type and 1 good backup (at least).
Fangio has been successful, but he has to look at this roster and say “ these aren’t the guys I want”. This is a DL based defense, I de-emphasize that position for better athletes that can do multiple things (LB’s in particular). I am worried that this is a 2-3 year process and Fangio is 65 and our window on offense is only really 2 more years and then suddenly guys are getting old.