Originally posted by PatrickJira411:Originally posted by pd24:Originally posted by Schulzy:He is not better than Lawson, not even close. All they ask Harlson to do is rush the QB that is why he has more QB pressures and .5 more sacks. Lawson does a bit of everything.
How Haralson is being bashed now is beyond me and speaks to the utter foolishness of this board.
Haralson vs. Lawson
QB pressures: Haralson 12; Lawson 6
QB Hits: Haralson 4; Lawson 2
QB Sacks: Haralson 1; Lawson .5
Tackles for loss: Haralson 2; Lawson 2
Tackles: Haralson 13; Lawson 27
It's clear that Haralson is the better player to me. Lawson should be a 2 down player IMO, and we should have a pass rush specialist play for him on 3rd down.
Exactly! People get on Lawson that he isn't a big time pass rusher but man he plays really well vs the run, is good in pass coverage and is an okay pass rusher. Like you said the team counts on and asks Haralson to be pretty much a pass rusher and designs the scheme for him to attack the QB and outside of the AZ game and the 1st half of the Seattle game, he has basically totally dissapeared.
Now look, I am a Parys Haralson fan. I watched him play in the SEC for four years, he was a team captain on a very good Tennessee team and I remember them playing Alabama on a Sat night nationally telivised game. It was a big game and Haralson had something like a 103 degree fever and still played and ended up having 3 sacks and was hospitalized after the game. The guy is a warrior and is all football, im just not sure he is good or consistant enough to be a starter in this league. I do think he would make a very good backup/pass rush specialist.
I agree, Lawson is WAY better than Haralson. Playing at the strong side linebacker position, he has more of a responsibility to keep his eyes open for those TEs coming out for routes as well as protecting the run.
Haralson however, is one dimensional and that's rushing the QB (at the weak side position behind Justin Smith like the above poster mentioned).