I think Richardson is a good player. However, I think it was a strange and risky pick for the Jets. Not sure how he will fit. And if he is not a 3 down player then he is a bad pick.
First off, Sheldon Richardson certainly reminds one of Warren Sapp on tape. It's a bit of a weird fit positionally - but recall that we play Brady twice a year and likely will for three more years. The one piece of kryptonite on Brady is pressure up the middle.
I get everyone wants twitchy edge rushers, but part of me also thinks that teams have evolved on the offensive line to deal with that. I mean, all rushing talent aside there is no one playing today who measures up to the disruptive talents of a Lawrence Taylor, Mark Gastineau or Reggie White. Yes - rushers get their sacks - but they don't have the same game impact they used to IMO. The quick passing game is certainly part of it.
Anyway, trying to have a whole line that can bring pressure across all three downs - that's sort of where we are heading - and at least I think it may be a bit of forward-thinking.
Richardson will do just fine and I believe he'll be a disruptive force.Richardson will get after Tom Brady who likes to step up in the pocket to throw, and thats the only way to win this division
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