I used the word quandry,because this is not a question of talent,but unbalanced numbers at one ILB position. For the sake of simplicity,let's identify the linebackers by LEFT-OLB,ILB and Right-OLB,ILB. So,given this premise the proj.starters are: LOLB-Vrabel ROLB-Thomas LILB-Mayo RILB-Bruschi The subs,before any cuts are: Woods-OLB Crable-OLB Alexander-ILB Hobson-ILB Guyton-ILB Redd-ILB I'm not counting Izzo,because he's a LB in name only. 6 of these players could play Left-ILB: Mayo,Vrabel,Thomas,Bruschi,Crable,Woods 5 could play RIGHT-ILB: Bruschi,Hobson,Alexander,Guyton,Redd The imbalance I see is at RILB.There isn't much behind Tedy and this is the reason for the Tank,Harrison,Lynch hybrid position. You can pick up Seau,but he and Tedy are basically the same player.When either of these 2 were in you would still need the hybrid of Harrison/Lynch. My solution is this:Cut Alexander and Hobson.They just don't bring the athleticism and intelligence needed at RILB. Keep Guyton at RILB for his speed,while keeping Seau on speed-dial. Pierre Woods,now becomes the x-factor at RILB.Even though he would be abnormally tall for this position,his speed and tackling ability would fit,IMO. Harrison and Lynch are what make Woods and Guyton work at RILB.That'e the way I see it.