Originally posted by BadgerHawk:
Originally posted by NCommand:
Nice AB. I love you points esp. re: Haralson's salary. That's a lot for a guy who has zero pass rush skills and is a good run defender. That said, you CAN get to the edge on him with speedier backs.
So what we really need for the OLB position is someone who posses excellent edge-sealing run defense AND excellent pass rushing skills. If you can get that in one player, that's fantastic in case Brooks/Aldon go down. If you can get individual skills from two players, they can be rotated in accordingly and they should/would most likely be rookies or (a Johnson/Fleming) that can be groomed into well-rounded OLBers with time.
I caught something during a Ravens press conference this week where one of the head office guys was speaking about how John runs practices in two groups having the vets on one field and the younger guys on another. It helps in the sense of getting the young guys more reps. As a coach I agree with this concept. The more reps your younger guys can get the better they will be for it. There is no substitute for experience on the football field.
Interesting! That makes a ton of sense. Jim, takes notes from your brother!