Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:Dont get me wrong, shutting down a premier TE is worth its wieght in gold in todays NFL, but also feel we are neutralizing some of his biggest assets such as hitting, stripping the ball and instincts. I also think he's underrated as a passrusher. The year before last he had 6 sacks and seemed to deliver every time his number was called.
I see where you are comin from,but I wouldnt say "neutralizing".
we have a liability in Brooks,Haralson,and Aldon in that in some way or the other they dont cover well or if at all(in Aldon's case YET).
On the other hand,we have a serious luxury in that we have two similiar guys inside that mask that defiency.Bowman is now in 52's old role so to speak and 52's role has expanded.im glad it has expanded,cuz of some the te's we face,he handles the coverage pretty well.therefore,we dont have to take our olb's away from what they do best,blitzing.