Originally posted by eonblue:
I didnt say anything about benching Brooks. Hes great. His int against the Saints was my play of the season. Im talking about locking up the OLB spot for the next 7 years. Im talking about providing a GOOD replacement and solid rotation if someone gets hurt. If you havent watched tape on Dion Jordan or Ezekiel Ansah you should. Whoever gets one of these guys ia getting a premier pass rusher. And yes i would like to see the terror and confusion our blitz will cause an o line if aldon was opposite either of these guys. brooks isnt the best third down pass rusher. Let me make clear I really like ahmad but im just thinking about the possibilities.
Sorry for the confusion. You stated opposite of Aldon, so I figured you meant as a starter. So you essentially want someone to play the Aldon Smith role from 2011 on third down? If that's the case, I'm all on board. I mentioned a few months ago I'd like to see a third OLB that could come in a fulfill that role. Basically another pass rusher that offenses MUST account for. They also could give Aldon a breather and step in adequately should either Brook or Smith get hurt as you said. Adding a player of that capability could give us a pass rush like the Giants have had for a few seasons where you can just plug in any number of guys from the LB position to create QB pressure. I'm ok with just about any pick to fill holes and create depth as long as we pick up a starting caliber NT and DE.