Now that preseason is over and the roster has been cut down to 53, the OLB position looks like the one of most concern for the D.
We are gonna play some very good passing teams this year, starting with GB, and putting pressure on and sacking the QB is going to be crucial. I'm worried that having just the same 3 OLBs as last year won't be enough, that Aldon Smith and Brooks could get injured or wear down.
Yet the coaching staff didn't think it was necessary to keep more OLBs. I wonder why.
Could it be that they think other guys can fill in and help? Like playing Dobbs at DE in nickel situations?
Does Harbaugh have something new and different up his sleeve for this season? What about Bowman at OLB, which is what he played at Penn State? He's an excellent pass rusher. Could he get some snaps at OLB in some games?
It would be interesting to see how creative they can get with the front 7 to bring pressure on the QB..
[ Edited by oldninerdude on Aug 31, 2012 at 21:02:04 ]