I'm pretty sure that Lawson is sour grapes over being allowed to walk last season, but if he was willing to come back would you sign him? Dont get me wrong, Brooks has done an amazing job, but based on the collective thought of the Zone, it doesn't seem likely we will be able to retain him. Last year Lawson signed a 1 year deal for 3 million with the Bengals. That's chump change for a starting OLB. Lawson is increadibly athletic, is great against the run and is an "Oh so close, but no cigar" kind of passrusher, which just might be enough considering the amount of pressure the Smith brothers bring. Anyway, he could be a familar and cheap solution if the Brooks deal falls through. He's an upgrade over Haralson and probably wouldn't cost much more. Anyway, just a thought.
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Feb 21, 2012 at 21:08:55 ]