The Tollefson signing is a head-scratcher to me. He has a LB number, but I am pretty sure I have seen him in DL drills. And, if they wanted a FA OLB, why pick up a guy who has been playing 4-3 DE? It's odd. I guess they had to find someone at DE before the draft, and Tollefson was the right price. Maybe they think he can play DE and OLB in their multiple look system. Hmmm... I may have answered my own question.
Anyway, the defense was terrible -- high in the running for worst in team history. I can't imagine it could actually be worse, especially with Dennis Allen overseeing things.
Also, I'm starting to really like the Wheeler and Bartell signings. Bartell especially has the chance to be a steal. As far as losing Wimbley, no big whoop. We may lack a pass rush specialist, but we may not need one. Allen is determined to generate pressure with blitzes coming from all over. And, the middle of the DL has been good at generating pressure, with Kelly notching 24 sacks the past 2 seasons beside Seymour.
On offense, I'm confident it will get sorted out. I'm not thrilled with Knapp, but maybe we are looking at the Knapp/Palmer combination the wrong way. Maybe Palmer needs to be reigned in just a little to cut down on turnovers. The great thing about Palmer, that I did not see as much with Campbell, is that Palmer can make a great throw when we absolutely need a big play. But, I think we will run the ball and the pass offense will be designed to avoid turnovers. With our explosive corp and RB group, we will move the ball.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.