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Sabo Dons GM Hat in Attempt to Fix Big Blue: Part 2 - Offense

Wide Receiver – The receivers are fine the way they are. Moss will most likely be gone, but they are young and talented. There is some degree of optimism about Ramses Barden; hopefully he makes strong progress this offseason.

Quarterback – Except for possibly finding a veteran replacement for David Carr, if he leaves, QB is fine. If Carr leaves we would sign someone like Chris Redman from Atlanta to back up Manning and continue to groom Rhett Bomar.

Tight End – Kevin Boss had a very good year. The tough as nails TE should continue to improve. We believe Travis Beckum will eventually be the type of complement to Boss they need. Even though he has a way to go, we look for him to make substantial strides this offseason. It's time for Darcy Johnson to go. We would focus on other areas besides TE.

Running Back – Brandon Jacobs morphed into Ron Dayne this season and that is disturbing. It is true the line did not block as well as they did in the past, but Jacobs must share part of the blame as well. Perhaps his balky knee was part of the problem. It is also possible he has taken too many hits. Ahmad Bradshaw with two healthy ankles will be good to have next season and we expect more from him. A healthy D.J. Ware and Andre Brown will help next year also if Jacobs is finished. They should play the hand they were dealt, meaning everyone gets another chance.

Offensive Line – Most of the offensive changes need to happen here. The important thing is that both Will Beatty and Kevin Boothe got valuable playing time. Beatty looks like he is ready to step in as a starter at either left or right tackle. Hopefully he is up to the challenge of being a full-time starter. Boothe had his good moments, but he also had some not so good ones too. It looks like Rich Seubert and Kareem McKenzie are too broken down to continue to play at a high level, especially Seubert. They have some options here.

Shaun O'Hara and Chris Snee are in place at center and right guard, but the rest of the makeup of the line will be decided in camp. David Diehl will be a starter for sure, but it could be at left tackle, left guard or right tackle. In a perfect world, Beatty would win the left tackle sport, Boothe would take hold of left guard and Diehl would be the right tackle.

We will see how it plays out. Just in case, we would look to sign a UFA guard like Eugene Amano from the Titans. He is young and he has some upside at left guard in case Boothe doesn't make it. Another UFA we would go after is Artis Hicks from the Vikings. He has starting experience at both guard and tackle and he would be an ideal reserve.

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