Originally posted by HessianDud:
Originally posted by elguapo:Are people forgetting that culls er got beat quite a few times and gave up tds in quite a few games.....1 should of been 2 against g men in the regular season, in the playoffs to Colston and a lot of times he was in good position. However good position or not, whether he improves or not he was the weak link of our CBS out of Rogers and brown. So if Rogers leaves, we are screwed going up against the saints pats gmen det gb and in the playoffs as well.
Yes a pass rush is very important but we will still have a great one without brooks and we can get at least half of his production which is 3.5 sacks with almost ANY olb on our roster, a rookie or a free agent. That is probably how the front office will see it logically. Rogers talent and production will be harder to replace than brooks. Done deal
rogers got beat plenty during the season too. people like to forget that. we can also assume that Cully will improve in his second season. It would be a drop-off, no doubt. but, again, if its a simple "tossup" between the two players, I think having a complete OLB has a greater effect on the whole defense than a very good CB.
Assuming culliver will improve can be all good and well but when has brooks been so good? This year? I like him a lot but Rogers is more valuable as a cb then brooks and his 7 sacks as a olb. That's a pretty easy statement to prove correct, and I'm sure the front office might see it that way as well. If we replace brooks we might only have a small drop off but if we replace Rogers, we better get a probowl cb or close to one.
Now do you see the difference?