Originally posted by ninerlifer:
I'll say this again....the Chiefs and Vikings left their starters in the game till the third quarter....it wasn't 2nd teamers he was making plays on.
And to all that think that he was gonna get cut....is there a link? Why would Harrelsons contract effect what we do as far as re upping people next year by having him THIS year? Having him as a rotational guy was important to our Super Bowl run this year....of course we all know he wouldn't be here next year....but in all reality 7th rounders get cut alot more tha quality backups...so to get a 7th really doesn't make a difference if we are already stacked with depth.
And to those that say , Harrelson would not have made a difference last year...lol....right. Leaving Aldon and Brooks in all game turned out to be bad, as there was no rush at all at the end of the year and Marvin no one said that Harrelson was gonna play 3-4 DE....lol
The flaw in that type of thinking is assuming this year will be like last year. It won't, we got Skuta and Lemonoir who showed enough to Harbaalke that they felt very comfortable giving away Haralson to the saints. Again we will have 4 OLBs, 4 not 3 not 2, 4. In a pass rush situation Im guessing Lemonoir would get the call to spell Brooks, so where does that leave Haralson? Smith>Brooks>Lemonoir>Skuta>Haralson. Skuta has more value since he also plays special teams. From what Ive seen this preseason, Im very comfortable with our OLB group as they have all made great plays.