Question for the board: Would you take this year's starting ~ 22 vs. last year's?
Here's how I see it:
DL: Push+ (controversial at first glance but we're only takling about four dudes and not those beyond them and while CW may be a bit of a downgrade and Mone a ? relative to Glasgow I give it a push)
LB: Push (Peppers-to-Hudson offset by McCray + Bush)
Secondary: Obvious downgrade. only discussion is how much? Anyone's guess...
QB: Upgrade--likely minor
TE: Push (once again on the face of it questionable but I think with Bunting + Whealtey and company, the Butt loss will be not be felt as strongly as his individual accomplishments would suggest)
WR: Push - (Prretty straightforward discussions here. Lost two very solid WRs and replacing with a shitload of young talent. Could go Push - - or Push ++ or between)
RB: Push + (Straight forward)
OL: C-to-LT: Upgrade (Obvious)
OL RG-RT (I would say downgrade but then I heard the news that Ulizio was pushing JBB who I recall couldn't hold his own last year and Runyan a legacy recuruit, and I was like shit, let's upgrade that to super-hyped -- note this is me paraphrasing mgoboard and not my own thoughts)
EDIT: After considering feedback from the community, I have decided it was foolish for me to say anything negative about any units. Most importantly, it seems likely Nolan Ulizio will not only win the job at RT but he will serve in a manner than can only be compared to Jon Snow at the Wall. Godspeed Nolan. We wish you the best.