The new season will be on us shortly. Thompson has a new extension. The question I keep asking myself is, has Thompson done enough to get us back to a Super bowl? Let’s review the offseason so far.
Thompson addressed the needs at tight end, safety, and receiver. Thompson even spent money in free agency with the addition of Julius Peppers. Last not but least he signed a talented player with a questionable background tight end Colt Lyerla. That didn’t work out, so far. Thompson is taking risks that he normally has not done in the past. Is Thompson starting to panic knowing that his draft and develop philosophy only partially works?
Seattle and San Francisco are the best in the NFC. How did San Francisco and Seattle both get to the NFC championship games? Seattle winning the Super Bowl this year. Both of them use the combination of veterans and youth. I can’t think of a NFL team that has won a Super bowl with nothing but rookies at key positions. Sure we had a lot youth when we the Super bowl, but without veterans making key plays like Pickett, and Collins who knows what would have happened.
The good news is that we had a good draft to fill for in for the loss of James Jones, Evan-Dietrich Smith, possibly Jermichael Finley. Thompson has moved on from Pickett, Jolly, and Finley. This leaves youth again to fill the holes left by their absences. My main question is Thompson going to continue to bring in some more veterans to make this a balanced team? Thompson cannot keep his draft and develop philosophy mentality. The one and done in the playoffs year after year is getting old. Veterans along with youth can make this a Super bowl team. Question still is did Thompson do