Originally posted by Overkill:
The NT talk is surprising and so is the talk of him replacing Ray Mac.
We only asked Soap to play 30% of the snaps last year, so if Dorsey could prove marginally effective at that while rotating with Smith at the RDT spot in our nickle & dime sets, than great. We also have a Ian Williams and potentially a high draft pick at NT if Doresy doesn't look good there. At worst, I see him rotating with Smith at the RDE/RDT spots to make sure Cowboy has enough juice at the end of the season. That will only help Aldon and the pass defense late in the year.
It might also add another year to Justin's career. If not, his replacement will be familiar with the system and already on the roster. Not that you can really replace Cowboy.
Maybe they figure he won't be as disruptive as Justin, but at least maybe he can hold blockers just as well. Give Aldon some more space.
Fairly indifferent to the signing. Pretty inconsistent player in his career, hurt a lot. Coming off the bench would as the first guy rotating would make quite a bit of sense. I don't see him as a great NT although he's probably not going to be a terrible one either. More active, but he might be more prone to giving up space when going up against 2 guys.
I guess we'll see.