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ENEMY LINES An opposing scout's view
Defensively, their best player is Keith Brooking. He can really run, and he's a competitor. The guys around him are decent, at best.... There isn't much up front. Ed Jasper is a solid run stuffer, but nothing special. Of their two ends, Patrick Kerney has more speed and pass-rush ability than Brady Smith, but neither was big enough to be effective in a 3-4.... Their secondary is a mystery. I know Jim Mora is a big fan of Jason Webster, because they were together in San Francisco. He's a solid cover corner even though he's 5'9".... Having Michael Vick back will make a huge difference. His presence creates more confidence in all aspects of that team. The West Coast offense will be good for him, and I don't think it will hold him back.... Alge Crumpler is one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the business. He's big and he runs well, and he's also improved his blocking.... Of their two running backs, Warrick Dunn worries opponents the most. T.J. Duckett is just a big guy who's going to pound for yards. Dunn's an exceptional receiver out of the backfield, and he's a threat to go all the way if he gets a little space.
"The West Coast offense will be good for Michael Vick, and I don't think it will hold him back."
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP with 2003 statistics
2003 RECORD: 5-11
NFL RANK (rush/pass/total):