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Looked at BBI - Roster -20 DBS- Is that a lot?

DavidinBMNY : 5/13/2019 5:20 pm
This is just interesting to me.

For preseason I believe you need 1st, 2nd and 3rd string at all position groups to just make it through the preseason. So for example you need ~ 15 OL. Not exactly, but that's just a basic premise of roster construction.

We had very few DL until recently, which Eric from BBI pointed out. I think they are up to 9 now - 3 strings filled. Before the draft we couldn't even field 3 strings - that was scary.

With ~20 DBs on the roster it shows on the macro level how much Betcher's defense is predicated from the secondary. 20 feels like a lot. That 3rd string at the Dime package level with 2 to spare. And out of the 20 DBs I think the only one who was on the roster at the end of the 17 season is Jenkins (that is probably wrong).

Also, I think if they have to free up a spot, with camp in mind, DB is a very likely spot they will do.

Finally I would expect the final roster to be a little long on DB's and a little short elsewhere.

Just something to mull over at a quiet period of the season...
It  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/13/2019 5:21 pm : link
is on the high end.
~85% of the 90 man roster | from new regime  
DavidinBMNY : 5/13/2019 5:27 pm : link
That's also interesting. This is a totally different club.
RE: ~85% of the 90 man roster | from new regime  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/13/2019 5:35 pm : link
In comment 14442248 DavidinBMNY said:
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That's also interesting. This is a totally different club.


What's going to be interesting is to compare the September 2019 roster with the September 2017 roster.
Proportionally, you would expect 17-18 DBs on the 90-man.  
Big Blue Blogger : 5/13/2019 8:48 pm : link
So yes, 20 seems a little high. By way of comparison, I think Dallas has 16 and Philly has 15.

Obviously, rosters are very fluid at this stage. Also, Ballentine and Thieneman probably can’t participate at the moment.
Good point  
DavidinBMNY : 5/13/2019 9:02 pm : link
On the injured players. I hadn't considered that.
Bettcher commented at the ‘18 Town Hall...  
Racer : 5/14/2019 10:19 am : link
...that he likes to have the 6 CB personnel package in his arsenal. They’re looking for the right ones, I suppose.
It is high  
JonC : 5/14/2019 10:22 am : link
but I expect a high number on the final 53 as well.
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