The link here is to an older globe article about what BB wants in LBs LBs are built from ground up - The Boston Globe This is no secret to anyone that has followed that Pats over the BB years. During his time here he has made some great LB pick ups like Mike Vrabel and Roman Phiffer (SO underrated) so good pick up like Junior Seau and Rosie Colvin (injuries ruined his Pats career) and bad one (Monty Beisel and Adalius Thomas). One thing in the article that got me to thinking was "In that sense, he's like former mentor Bill Parcells, who loves supersized linebackers to stuff running games." Offenses in the NFL have chnged so much even in the last couple of years. Now teams are running spread offenses with 4-5 wideouts and the QB in the shotgun more and more (sound like anyone we know). Does the approach of big stout run stuffers still apply or is it time to get some quicker LBs? Watching the Pats LBs is painful at times so there is HUGE part of me that wants a "undersized" but quicker Elvis Dumervil or James Harrison on the outside. Then again there is another side of me that says if the ball bounced slightly different against the Giants in the SB the Pats would have had their 4th title in the 2000s any I probably would have a completely different attitude. Anyone have any thoughts? Is it time to rethink the defensive approach?