Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by matt49er:
Originally posted by Disp:We have Aldon, Ahmad, Skuta, and Lemonade at OLB. The first 3 are pro bowl quality, the 4'th has shown good promise, and all of them have several more years of high level playing left. Who do the Niners have on the D-line to take the place of Smith/McDonald in the next 2-3 years if not Carradine? TJE & Dobbs?
P.S. Baalke traded 2 OLB last offseason for 7'th rounders because it was the most stacked position on the roster.
I want to move away from the nonsense that is the OP of this thread and focus on the bolded part. Obviously we all know Aldon and Ahmad are All-Pro players. I agree with you that Skuta could be as well, I believe if Bowman can't start the season healthy then we should play our best 4 available LBs and put Skuta back inside then play him outside when Bow comes back if that situation plays out like that.
What's the consensus of the board on this? I think Skuta could be at least a Pro-Bowl player in our system.
I think Skuta played well and all this year, but I am nowhere near calling him a Pro Bowler.
Skuta does have experience playing inside linebacker.
Having him fill in, if Bowman is slow to recover, seems feasible.
[ Edited by buck on Jan 28, 2014 at 4:47 PM ]