Originally Posted by eaglenj
I think we need to look at what our scheme really is. How often was Pace or more importantly terrell suggs in Baltimore in coverage? Very very rarely as they were too valuable rushing the passer. Suggs also was strong enough to play the run very well and fast enough to disrupt screens etc - basically exactly what we would ask ansah to do.
Very rarely does Rex like to show a front with 3 down lineman and his OLBs standing up...usually one is standing and one is on the line.
Also, while i definitely see where you see the cople comparison (both in the 6'5-6'6 area) but ansah is 270 (and he is a bit older so weight gain shouldnt be very big nor would we want him over 280) while coples is about 290 and will probably wind up playing at 295+. But more to their ability on the field, coples is a great 3-4 end as he is better on the interior then on the edge....he is more quick then fast and has ridiculous strength to play inside. Ansah was legitimately a track athlete at his size and can play off the line and chasing backside.
I think they would be very complementary players.
Exactly what i was thinking and if we can land Jordan he has the versatility to cover and put his hand in the dirt which would give us one of the most dynamic fronts in the league