The NFL Network analyst talks with Jesse Agler to give his strong opinions about Peyton Manning, Matt Flynn and all of the big names in the 2012 free agent class. Also, hear Evans’ interesting take on the best way to build a team through the means of free agency and the draft.
Watch the interview here:
Ikaika Alama-Francis, LB: Unsigned
Will Allen, CB: Signed with Patriots
Vernon Carey, OL: Unsigned
Marc Colombo, OT: Unsigned
Chad Henne, QB: Reportedly signs with the Jaguars.
Kendall Langford, DL: Reportedly signs with Rams.
JP Losman, QB: Unsigned
Marvin Mitchell, LB: Unsigned
Steve Slaton, RB: Reportedly re-signs with Dolphins
Paul Soliai, NT: Re-signs with Dolphins
*Jason Taylor, LB: Unsigned
*Though Taylor announced his retirement, he is technically considered an unrestricted free agent.
The first thing that comes to mind when talking the cornerback position is playmakers! Guys that can truly change the way a offense attacks a defense. When you have a dominant player at this position, it makes an offense take notice of where that person lines up each and every play. It sometimes limits your offensive schemes and alters where and when to attack, unless you have a receiver that can match up with an equal skill set!
With all of the emphasis in the NFL on offense, it has become increasingly important for defenses around the League to find a guy or two who is not just a playmaker, but a game-changer. While many of these guys are elite pass rushers, having a stud in the secondary can be highly beneficial as teams try to slow down the high-octane passing attacks used by most offenses.
No matter how much it will fly under a lot of fans’ radar, there’s no question that most teams around the NFL will be looking to upgrade their offensive lines this offseason. There are no official league-kept stats to judge the performance of offensive linemen and a lot of fans overlook the play in the trenches, but there’s no doubt this is a critical part of the formula for any team’s success.