And losing Osi means they have one less end.... So unless they plan on playing Ojomo/Tracy out there instead, they need to play a DT now.
Whose the best pass rushing 3tech of all time? John Randle, Warren Sapp?....Let me ask you this, on a team with Dwight Freeney, Lawerence Taylor, Reggie White, Bruce smith or any other combination of 4 good to great/versatle D-ends, would Randle and Sapp get on the field on obvious pass rushing situations?
I would say no, with that roster I'd go Freeney and Taylor on the edges with Smith and White coming up the middle
DEs are not great inside pass rushers. Giants did it because they had far better pass rushers at DE than DTs, plus they had to try to find a way to get those guys on the field.
And Reggie White was 300+ pounds, he was an actual DT for a lot of his career.
Theres a reason there are more DTs in the HoF than DEs, and a reason Sapp made it over Strahan.
Also there maybe more DT's in the HOF then DE's, but it certainly isn't because they're better pass rushers
There are a lot of great DTs. Not just Sapp.
But this entire debate is pointless. Giants don't get a great pass rush from their DEs or their NASCAR package. And now they are missing Osi from that as well. They absolutely need a DT who can provide some push.
34 5T ends translate to 43 3T DTs. I don't think he's saying he prefers one of the other as the Giants line was optimal when they got pressure from both the interior and ends, like SB42 where Giants pressured the interior with their tackles and a healthy Tuck. The Giants only had only one consistent pass rusher from the interior last year which was Canty who started on PUP.
Not really, Warren Sapp (Perhaps the greatest 3tech of all time) sucked as a 5T when he went to Oakland. If Watt were on the Giants he'd be a LDE who kicks inside on passing downs. But basically Watt is a freak who could play pretty much any position in any scheme on the DlineQuote:
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