Originally posted by DirtyP:
Originally posted by jreff22:
I would bet money on lack of talent. Neither has the ability to step into a starting role even in the short term. Only RJF has that ability and will be a FA along with Ice at the end of the year. So the primary backup at NT and DE will be a starter....think the Boone situation. Again I would bet we hit DE, NT, and OLB this year and the picks will be early. We like the current backups because we can use them at TE-FB-DL but its a way to save more spots on the roster. Its a smart idea but doesn't offer great potential at their primary spots. Think about it, they have roster spots because we can use them in other aspects, not because of their ability to play their first position well.
We have 2 blue chip 34 defensive ends who never get tired. If other teams in the NFL had this luxury they wouldn't be trying to rotate backups onto the field.
During the Minny game they had well over 70 snaps. They were tired and it showed. During NY they were around 50ish snaps.....big difference.
70 snaps over 16 games = 1120
60 snaps over 16 games = 960
50 snaps over 16 games = 800
the difference between 70 and 50 is 320 snaps...that would be an additional 4.5 games at 70 snaps.