Alright guys, here's my "5 steps to a successful offseason"...the five remaining moves that if we make, I'd consider the offseason a huge success, with the rest just being gravy. 1) Bring in a veteran guard who is better than Dallas Thomas. Billy Turner looks to be penciled in at one of the guard spots by the staff, but as of now, Dallas Thomas is the other starting guard, which means it is an area of concern. Evan Mathis is on the trade block and is someone we might look into. Stefen Wisniewski is a FA and has had experience playing the guard position, could also be an option. Point is, we must go into the draft with both guard positions settled, and Dallas Thomas out of the starting spot... this shouldn't be too hard. 2) Sign a veteran WR. Right now we have a very young WR corps, so it may be wise to bring in a seasoned veteran to ease in the youngsters, while also giving us some flexibility in the draft. It's been reported that we may be looking at signing Jennings or Crabtree, either one I think would be a good choice for us. 3) Address LB depth. With the Ndamukong Suh signing, I think we have an adequate enough LB corps to get the job done this season, especially if Chris McCain or Dion Jordan can seize the SLB position. What we do need, though, is a backup MLB behind Misi, now that we let go of Jason Trusnick and still haven't signed anyone there. If we manage to get someone like Brandon Spikes or Mason Foster there, I'd be pretty happy, though they might actually be good enough to replace Misi at the mike. Hey, if we get someone who can actually challenge Misi for a starting spot, I'd be all for it, if our cap situation permits. Anyone know of other cheap FA MLBs who can be adequate backups? 4) Draft Todd Gurley in the first round. I posted some of my explanation for this in another thread, so I'm going to try and sum it all up here: We had a good running game last year overall, but in times where we needed to fight for the tough yards, we couldn't do it, ie. short yardage situations and in the red zone. We all saw in the playoffs what a physical running game can do, both NE and Seattle had physical backs who fight for the tough yards and make the whole offense better. We all saw what Moreno did to our offense in that one Patriots game. I'd compare the effect of a physical, bruising RB on offense to that of someone like Suh on the defensive side of the ball, in the sense that they both make the players around them better. A physical running game can wear down a defense over the course of a game, both mentally and physically... the other players on offense tend to feed off this physicality and play with a more aggresive nature, receivers fight for extra yards and the OL gives an extra effort to block. The whole offense feeds off a running game like that, it charges everyone up, and is something that just can't be measured statistically. Todd Gurley is the best, most complete RB in this draft and I think, when paired with Miller, we will have the best young RB duo in the league. Obviously there are injury concerns with him, so I'd listen very carefully to doctors' opinions on his recovery, but seems like word around the league is that it isn't much of a concern. 5) Draft a CB in the second round. I'd love to go after a receiver here in the second round, because there will be plenty of good ones, but with the depth we will have there, I don't think it would be a wise choice. What we do need is depth at the cornerback position, the only proven starter we have right now is Grimes and he isn't getting any younger. Taylor I think can be the other starter, but we still need to bring in someone to compete with him and push him, while adding some needed depth. There you have it.. thoughts, opinons, and criticism are always welcome... you can go ahead and post your own "5 steps to a successful offseason", if you want.