James Sanders: A possible solution.
Last season was a glorious success, with the obvious exception of the lack of Lombardi Trophy. Hopefully we can all agree that the problem was not on the offensive side of the ball. The loss of SS Nick Collins to a season (and possibly career) ending neck injury clearly had disasterous results. Nothing against his replacements, but they just were not getting the job done allowing an average of 299 passing yards per game and ranking last in that category. I believe in developing players, I do, but at what point do you say, "We need to bring in some veteran talent?"
Though I hope he makes a full recovery and gets back on the field to punish receivers and quarterbacks alike, its time TT starts looking at the talent pool out there in free agency and bring in someone to fill the gap: Enter James Sanders.
Here is a veteran player who is can make tackles and play the ball. Admittedly, he is not Collins, but after playing for the AFC North powerhouse Patriots and the NFC South's Falcons, he should be able to fit right into the defense and make an immediate impact. Even if Collins returns, this would give Green Bay a little more depth at a critical position.The addition of DT Daniel Muir and DE Anthony Hargrove will help the pass rush, but only if the opposing quarterback has no where to go with the ball.
This is not a fix all solution, Sanders is still and older player. However, if he is picked up and Collins does not return this season, the Pack can then afford to pickup a safety with raw talent that needs developing, rather than spending a higher pick to draft a player to fill the position immediately. Chances are, that there will not be one like that available.
I am no expert, and I have no experience in managing an NFL team. This is just my opinion after having spent hours analyzing free agent prospects vs the needs of the team.