In the Starting Line-Up
I think Lawrence fits us better even after the Pennel signing. I’d be absolutely fine with Tillery at 32 but I do like Lawrence a lot. Who would run on Lawrence-Pennel-Guy? And let’s not forget, Bennett could be the interior pass rusher on passing downs anyway.
I would love Tillery but there are also terrific arguments for Lawrence.
Everyone is in love with pass rush but BB values CBs and run stuffing DTs a lot.
During the first 5 SB win seasons we always had great great corners and a very good run defense. Allowing 4 ypc on average only.
Last year was the only season where our run defense sucked. Result was a very up and down season. For whatever reason they became stout vs the run in the postseason though.
So great run defense plus great corners seems to be the formula for success more than a great pass rush.
Lawrence, Guy, Pennel
Gilmore, McCourty, Jackson, Jones, Dawson
yeah, I think we would be well equipped for the season.