Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Feel free to shoot me down, but after reading this I started to wonder if we are seeing the transformation of the LB postion with Willis and maybe Bowman being the first proto types....
Willis says that versatility is essential when playing in defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's system.
"In our defense, we don't want to have any weaknesses," Willis said. "I'm not saying we're a perfect defense, because we're not. There are a lot of things we have to continue to work on and get better at. When you're able to have linebackers that can get out in the slot and have to drop into coverage and have to cover man-to-man, be able to move and do what DBs do, it pays off. Those are some of the things we're working on and trying to polish up and get better at during this time."
Has any D in the history of the NFL used their LBs in the same way???
The only problem I see with this is that there aren't any other humans capable of doing what Willis and Bowman do!