Originally posted by Mertonschickendance:
Did Lemonier get any playing time? didn't notice him
I seen him on ST for sure but don't think he played at OLB. Brooks and Smith played almost all the snaps if I remember correctly from Maiocco's breakdown.
As for Dorsey and Williams I don't think we are going to ask a lot from them. We will play a lot of 4 man fronts with Brooks, McDonald, Justin, Smith. We played with the NT about 40 percent of the snaps last year (sopoaga 30ish, RJF 10ish). I don't think we are expecting either to get much pass rush but I am sure we would like them to at least hold so the QB can't escape up the middle. As for the run game again they aren't expected to make many tackles just hold the middle so the LBs and Justin/McDonald can get there. I doubt Williams or Dorsey will be as stout as that first year with Sopoaga or that one year with Franklin. They will probably be about average to slightly above average and let the other guys around them do the work. That being said we aren't spending much on those guys so not a big deal. I could still see us drafting a NT or maybe DE for depth next year even with Carradine and Dial back. McDonald, Smith, Williams, Carradine, Dorsey, Dial, rookie (high as 3rd round?). I don't see Dobbs being re-signed and Tukuafu is gone already. We should have a much better depth next year with Carradine, Dorsey, Dial and possibly a rookie compared to this year with Dorsey, Dobbs and Jerod-Eddie.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Sep 11, 2013 at 10:51 PM ]