Eshlemon said:DT's will be vastly improved over last year if guys can stay healthy. DT Traylor & Carter are much better than an injured T. Bowens & Robinson. Getting Chester back would be an excellent bonus. Add DE Holliday & DE Roth for DE Williams, and entire DL much better.
DE D. Bowens, Holliday
DT Carter, Zgonina
DT Traylor , Romero, Vickerson
DE Taylor, Roth
Put DE Bowens starting because if he's not and Chester comes back by opening day, think it's very likely Bowens will be cut. Bowens could be cut anyway if DE Roth really impresses during pre-season.
DT Chester will be probably be PUP. If Chester comes back, Vickerson moved to practice squad or Romero/Zgonina/Bowens cut if Vickerson's good enough.
See us playing even less 3-4 than expected if Chester doesn't come back. He's the only really big run stuffer similar to Traylor. 3-4 NT's take more of a beating than 4-3 DT's and think Saban will want to lessen the risk to 35 year old Traylor's health if Chester's not available.
Dol-Fan Dupree said:Unless Miami needs the cap room, Bowens will not be cut.
PASQUALE said:With TimBo's retirement we now have a void on the d-line. We have Keith Traylor #94 LDT, Jeff Zgonina #92 RDT, Dario Romero #97 LDT, and Larry Chester #64 RDT (who I feel will not be ready with his back problems as well). My question is this do we use Kevin Carter #93 as a permanent DT or do we go with Traylor and Zgonina? I would rather have Traylor and Carter in the middle. What do guys think?
This does not bode well for our team. I think they should do some investigating and get us a solid DT before we get into training camp to put into our rotation. I do not want see us get run on up the middle for a ton of yards like last year. What do they do now?
patswho? said:chester should retire