Originally posted by 49erWill:
Originally posted by MadMartz:
Thats because he has haynesworth in the middle taking on double teams all game. it really helps open things up on the outside.
Does that make THAT much of a difference? I mean, most of the time, a Tackle is helped on the DE from chip blocks by the backs or help from the TE. The Guards usually focus on the Defensive Tackles most of the time as the DE's usually go on the outside.
We all thought this when it came to Manny Lawson and now Franklin is playing at a high level and it didn't do squat for Manny. It's usually a T/TE or T/RB combination on an End as they aren't any more than 260lbs anyways.