Originally Posted by Dreamers
I have to disagree. If we had a better option they would be starting over him or Thomas who isn't making a whole lot. I have been a big Pace supporter for years but he is done. The fact we still have him starting to me just means the depth is so weak we are just stuck with him. He is an edge blitz OLB that no longer has the speed to get to QBs. People are saying he is still a good run blocker? Just because that is all he can do now doesn't mean that gives him value. It just means our depth is so bad they can't even do that. We will get small balled to death because we have no one that can cover a TE for 5 yards. Ss can't play up front or your just asking for trouble. Look at what Pitts and Balt do. Their OLBs can cover, Blitz, and run block. They have guys like Jason Worilds, Upshaw and Sergio Kindle sitting the bench. We don't have anything close to that starting right now. OLB is a huge whole on both ends right now. Thomas is the best we have and that is just sad I am sorry.
Really not trying to turn this into another awful thread, but seriously, do you have any idea what you are talking about?
James Harrison and Woodley HARDLY EVER or NEVER cover (harrison 5 career ints in 9 years and woodley 4 in 5 years). The steelers defense works because Farrior and Timmons, their ILBs are excellent in coverage.
For the last time, our defense does not need pace to cover anyone, that isn't his job. We need our ILBs to cover and that is the problem and why davis needs to start playing over bart
As far as depth and personnel, are you honestly saying sergio kindle is better then what we have. He has never played and has a fractured skull????? Jason Worldis, was a talented college player but has doing zero in the nfl. Now he is being brought along in their defense very slowly, which is a big part of the reason pitts is so successful, but the jets are doing the same exact thing.
Who knows what we have with sapp, maybin, davis and dowtin. But they are all young, fast and talented. If 2 of them make it as starters thats a great job.