OK Mr. Irsay, here is one proposal for the team, top to bottom. Let me just list the free agents now. Internal free agents to sign: Robert Mathis and Pierre Garcon. External free agents to sign: Carl Nicks, Ben Grubbs, and Ted Ginn Jr. 1st three draft picks should be: Andrew Luck, Dontari Poe (DT) (If he comes out), Dwight Jones (WR)
So here is the new front office and starting lineup on both sides of the ball.
President-Reggie McKenzie (Packers)
Vice President/GM-Floyd Reese (Patriots)
Director Football Administration-Joe Hortiz (Ravens)
Director Player Personnel-Ron Hughes (Steelers)
Head Coach-Pete Carmichael Jr.
Offensive Coordinator-Norv Turner
Defensive Coordinator-Mike Singletary
OLT-Ben Ijalana (I think Costanzo would be better on the right side)
Any extra money left over from cutting or trading Wayne, Brackett, Addai, Diem, Clark, Manning can be used to sign a solid cornerback. Ted Ginn solves your return problems. I really do think a scheme change will do wonders for the young players on the team. This squad would be young enough to grow with Luck and pieces can be interchanged as needed. A beast of a DT to go along with Freeney/Mathis will allow the secondary to press a lot more, and cover for less time. It will also allow the LBs to flow more freely to the football. I have a plan for a 3-4 Defense as well, but I will save it for next time. If you notice, everyone of the front office personnel come from successful organizations. Not perfect, but it is at least an option to think about.