Originally Posted by Remix 6
love sarcasm but hey..go back and look through year old posts and you'll see that i was very high on D'Qwell
and im gonna bring this backup for the 3000th time
I'm sure you were one of several who liked Jackson, and if I was a fan of a 4-3 team I'd have liked him a great deal. The question I wish to ask all who point to the stories of Vilma and Sims, where are they now? Is it just coincidence they got drafted by someone else?
And while we are asking these questions, where are the people advocating for the 260 lb. OGs?
Can anyone even tell me who was the smallest OL invited to the Combine?
How about who was the smallest ILB invited to the Combine?
What percentage of ILBs invited were under 240? Under 235?
Is there a reason the OLBs BB has on roster are all
converted defensive ends? Name me the last Patriot ILB in the Belichick era who weighed in under 245 and was a fan favorite?
People keep telling me these smaller linebackers will get the job done, perhaps they will, but until BB drafts them I'm left wondering what makes them such a fine fit for the NE 3-4? But on behalf of those who harangued me about TBC giving up all the running yards last season, here's a report on the two teams who play the NE 3-4 and have those two popular small ILBs:
- Cleveland 4th to last in rushing defense, tied for 3rd to last in runs over 20 yds.
- NY Jets 9th to last in rushing defense, they only gave up 6 runs over 20 yds.
I was told I didn't know what I was talking about when I said TBC didn't give up the extra yardage alone in a vacuum, so Jackson and Vilma must be the reason these 3-4's sucked against the run. And even if they weren't Jackson's 93 TT and Vilma's 113 TT weren't made that close to the line of scrimmage, on average.