Originally posted by mayo49:
If he's like Julius Peppers I say take him.
I think the real debate is about CB vs OLB.
I think our corners are good. With a guy like Ware coming from the edge, people wouldn't even be worrying about our corners.
Also, we have to understand that Manny Lawson is likely not going to return. He is a darn talented player who we can't pay market value for because his best trait is not pass rush, as it should be for a 3-4 OLB. Some other team will pay him big to be a 4-3 outside linebacker.
Are we satisfied with Haralson? Are we counting on Laboy, Brooks?
I think CB and OL are the biggest scapegoat positions in the league because they are the last line of defense when pass rush and likewise quarterbacking struggles. But I think once we have a dangerous player at OLB, nobody will say we have bad corners.
A few years ago, most people were screaming for an OLB, and this position still hasn't been settled. I think quarterbacking and pass rush are the foundations of a good team, and these are the areas I think we are weakest, which causes the usual scapegoat positions to get blamed.