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AN OPPOSING SCOUT'S VIEW
I like Mike Anderson and Tatum Bell. Anderson has been injury-prone, but he's still an effective runner who gets tough yards. Bell has explosive speed, and he reminds me of a younger Terrell Davis.... They have above-average talent at wide receiver. Rod Smith is 35, but he can still play. He runs great routes and doesn't drop many balls. Jerry Rice can still contribute; he just can't be a threat on every down anymore. The key to this group is how much Darius Watts and Triandos Luke develop.... Their biggest problem is going to be on the offensive line. I don't think they have the kind of continuity they've had in the past.... It looks like they want to solve their defensive-line problems by throwing a lot of guys in there. By acquiring all those guys from Cleveland [ Gerard Warren, Courtney Brown, Michael Myers and Ebenezer Ekuban], they're hoping that half of them pan out.... I like their decision to bring Ian Gold back. It means D.J. Williams has to move from the weak side to the strong side, but he's athletic enough to handle that. The linebackers will be the strength of their defense again.... Todd Sauerbrun is going to be a great weapon for them.
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2004 statistics
STEPHEN ALEXANDER (NEW ACQUISITION)