Originally Posted by pats_premi
I was thinking that he may be able to cover TE and RB on the passing downs in nickle and dime packages. Patriots have been allowing lot of pass completion over the middle in game changing situations.
Good point raised here..
we need a pass defending LB in the mold of Phipher
He could deal with guards if he had to,
but his forte was playing on pass D
It would take one heck of a rookie to take on 320 lb. guards
But hopefully those opportunities are minimized with scheme and situational football
not to mention he must be a selfless team first guy whom McClain seems to be.
In Holley's book Patriots Reign, he quotes somebody fron the FO talking about wanting big, fast, smart football players. Apply your definition of football player and draft the big fast guy.
As a football player a 6"1 guy 255 lb. guy who is 23, runs a 4.75 and craves contact, the inside of a 3-4 is the perfect place. Plus experience rushing the QB as a DE.
Just curious if Zach Thomas coming in here brings that to our LB corps.
Scouting reports say he's now a 2 down LB. But wasn't Seau when he arrived here?
That might play a factor in our drafting of a young LB