Originally Posted by SenorGato
1. Not true.
2. Only treated as true because he hasn't blown up in his first 2 seasons as he "should have."
I'm stunned at how little credit is handed to the 3-4 DL in the pass rush. The Pats and Ravens build their pass rush around their DL for a reason...if you can get a pass rush from as few guys as possible then your whole D plays up for it. I don't think we need an OLB as much as we need a talented DL.
if rex thinks he can get production out of a guy like westerman, then much of this is attritutable to the scheme itself. and since the scheme is dependent on having a stout front 3 and capable cbs, i would expect tanny to try to get these pieces for rex to scheme with.