Overall, I'm liking this team going into the playoffs better than the 05 team, even though they had HFA. Now, I liked the 05 team all the way through the regular season better. Strange, huh ?
Here's the problem: you're running different offenses. So, in this offense, Wilson > Hasselbeck. But I'd take Hass in the 05 Holgmren offense. I'd take Lynch over Alexander right now, but 05 Alexander, behind that line, in Holmgren's offense ? Seriously, people have short memories. Alexander was an absolute beast inside red zone. He wouldn't be denied a TD. But I'd take Lynch, because he won't be denied a single yard, on the entire field. Now, would Lynch fit in that old system ? Would Alexander fit in the ZBS ? Dunno. But the 05 Alexander was better.
Rocky Bernard was better than any 3 tech we have, and would fit this scheme.
Trufant was at the top of his game in 05, but our current CB's fit our system better. But 05 Trufant in the slot with these CB's.....oh boy.
Both of our Safeties over the 05 ones, obviously.
05 Tatupu over the current Wagner. Even next year Wagner will probably surpass Tatupu in his prime, but in 05, Tatupu was assignment PERFECT. And he had a ton of impact plays, and was WAY better in coverage. I'd love to see 05 Lofa on this defense now. Wow. Also a more cerebral player.
Probably Locklear over Giacommini.
Big Walt and Hutch over our left side. Unger over Tobeck. RG is a wash, Gray was actually pretty good then.
STong gets the nod.