Originally posted by Ntournahu82:
Willis is a tackling machine but he sucks at blitzing I dont think he could done what Bowman did. Bowman is future.
You're getting way over-emotional over ONE big performance by Bowman on a solo effort.
Two things you've been flat out wrong about:
1) Willis can't cover. Since when? One of the reasons his tackles have been down in recent years is because he's been matched up one on one with some of the best TE's in the league game in and game out. Did he win every battle? Hell no, but NOBODY wins against Tony Gonalez - he's the Jerry Rice of TE's. Very few people have any luck at all against the Grahams/Gronks/Wittens/ect.
2) Willis can't blitz. Wrong. Willis is rarely SENT on blitzes and, until the last game, the same applies to Bowman. Fangio is not a blitz happy guy. Everybody knows that. However, when Willis does blitz, he is VERY disruptive. You have to remember that the job of the blitzer is not always to get the sack. Half the time its to simply be disruptive and force and early throw or mistake or to simply take out the pass blocking RB.
And trading a potential H.O.F. LB for any WR not named Calvin Johnson is just...there's no words...