Originally posted by brhokla:
That Willis, Cushing article wasn't nearly about him saying Cushing was as good. Heck, he gave Willis tops in all categories but like one. I think in the end he was just looking for something to write about and right now there really is no other LBer in the game that compare to Willis, Speed, Abilities and so forth.
I believe the words "they're closer than you may think" were used in that article.
Comparing Willis who has been all pro level at the position since entering the league to Cushing who had one good year was dumb. Hell the only category he gave Cushing the edge in was pass rush and that's only because Cushing used to be an OLB and is used a lot more as a blitzer by Wade Phillips than Fangio used Willis last year.
Simply put there isn't a single thing Cushing does better than Willis, outside of shooting himself up with roids.
He could've had a better comparison with Cushing and the other guys ruthles49er mentioned.