Let's state the obvious. When both are on the field they are a massive liability in coverage. They also have redundant skill sets with Hightower obviously being the one with higher upside. Can we really afford to keep both of them on the field in a 43? And if we were to switch back, which one of them sits on the bench? Does hightower attempt to play olb? I loved Hightower as a prospect but he really made zero sense for us in a schematic and roster sense. We didn't need a third ilb. The obvious answer is keep both in 43 and stay the course but it's hard to see our defense ever be elite with such a glaring weakness that every time will be able to successfully exploit. Unless both lose ten-twenty pounds and find some newfound speed this offseason, we will continue to have a mediocre defense that will struggle to get stops when we really need.