Let's keep in mind we have been bit by the injury bug this year with Locker and along the O-line and McCarthy and all of those injuries have significantly contributed to how this season has played out. Special Teams: Bironis and Kern are good. Reynaud (outside of the dumb fair catch at the 5 yard line) has been a serviceable returner. Offense: Locker looks pretty good but obviously the jury is still out. Regardless, not done giving him chances yet. CJ has grown on me considerably as the year has gone on. He CANNOT and must learn not to dance around too much causing big losses. BUT he is catching the ball better and I think that will make him a dangerous weapon for the future. I am a believer in both Nate Washington and Kendall Wright. I think they are very capable receivers for us moving forward. It would be nice to have one bigger guy and Britt will be that at least for one more year but I'm not a Britt believer- too inconsistent. I want to believe Stewart and Roos will return to dominant tackle form. Hutch is serviceable. I don't think having a Gronkowski is a necessity for this offense. Any serviceable free agent can do. Needs/Upgrades: 1 interior lineman as a mid draft pick or high signing free agent. Bruiser/Fatty RB for change of pace that can guarantee 2 yards when you need them - cheap either a late round pick or 1 year free agent contract. TE either what we got or a very late round pick or a 1 year free agent contract on someone serviceable. TL/DR recap: Locker- CJ- Nate- Kendall- Roos- Stewart. Defense: Keep in mind we have a lot of young players and they can improve. Along the D-line, for better or worse we will have Wimbley and Mike Martin for awhile and I think both are serviceable starters or rotation players. We have some other ok players along the line but no game changers. At linebacker, so far I'm impressed by Brown and Ayers. I choose to believe they can be assets for many years to come. I'm down on McCarthy since he got trucked by Blackmon and is oft injured. The Secondary is a mess. Fortunately, the secondary can magically look better if the D-line improves. Needs/Upgrades: The true need is a couple game changing D-linemen. If we had someone that had 3/4 of good a season as Fat Al did in his best year, that would drastically change this defense. We really need DT,DE, MLB, CB, S, S. Target DE, DT with early draft picks and high dollar free agents. TL/DR recap: A couple game changing D-line would drastically improve this defense across the board. The overall TL/DR recap for the whole team: Build around Locker-CJ-Nate-Kendall-Roos-Stewart. Add 1 good interior lineman. Spend $ and high draft picks on D-line. If we hit the lottery on those D-line the entire D will be elevated. Key players on team must remain healthy. I think this can be done under Munch.