Originally posted by 5280High:
I think he will be an upgrade, Soap got NO pressure... ever, all he could do is tie up blockers which is why he only played 50% of the time. If Williams has enough burst to collapse the pocket on pass plays that he is in there for, it will make a world of difference by taking away the ability for a QB to step up and throw.
I wouldn't say ever, did you watch the playoff game vs Atlanta, he got push and penetrated the pocket a couple times. What Sopoaga did most of the time is control the A-gap, which is why the Run-D was pretty successful. Hopefully Williams and/or Dorsey are upgrades though, I hate to see teams just start running up the middle on this defense.