Originally posted by SteveYoung:
You do realize that Brooks is an UFA this year right? If he leaves, OLB becomes priority #1. Nothing else is even close.
And why do you think we had the leagues top defense this year? What is one of the bigest reason's the Giants won the Super Bowl? Why have the Steelers had such a good defense this decade?
This, if you lose the pass-rush, that secondary that gave up like 10,000 yards passing gets exposed and yards start translating into touchdowns. One of the biggest reasons for the improvement of the secondary WAS the pass-rush, anything that reduces the pass-rush will only mean bad things as far as the scoreboard goes, that is why it is THE priority, period. Great pass-rush allows you to get away with lesser quality CB's and keeps you in games against the best quarterbacks in football.