I think a DT is more important than a LB for our team. The most efficient way to improve our pass rush and our run defense is by upgrading the DT position.
I blame alot of it on Fewell's Lovie Smith's Tampa 2 defense.....the difference is that Lovie has Lance Briggs and Urlacher, and we don't.
So, the front office shold either get the linebackers to play the Tampa 2 effectively, or else the coaching staff should design a scheme that is tailored to Reese's mediocre linebackers. Maybe they should huddle up on that in the offseason.
We've shown we can win without good linebackers, but that list is truly depressing to say the least.
What ever happened to Dillard? Had such high hopes for the young man... Nebraska right?
With that said, if Te'o or Ogletree are available at 19, who here really believes Reese pulls the trigger? I sure don't.
2007: Antonio Pierce and Kawika Mitchell both were very productive.Torbor was good, and Kiwi also played well until he got injured.
2011: Chase Blackburn was signed in time to take stabilize the LB position. JWill started to come on. Boley had a career year.
I've been beating this drum for years.....a playmaking LB would turn this defense into a potentially dominating unit. But right now, there isn't a single LB on the team that any opposing offensive coordinator needs to worry about. Which is why they are free to double and triple up guys like JPP.
I definitely think Ogletree is a possibility for the Giants. Reese has shown and spoken up before on how much they value big and freakish talent. Solder, JPP etc...were guys with just raw ability that were high on the Giants board because of their make-up. Ogletree at the LB position is similar. He's going to be one of the most watched guys at the combine this year because of his freakish ability and speed. All things the Giants could look to add especially considering the way the league is shifting with big TE's and mobile QB's.
Low praise indeed! lol
We have fast LB'S we just don't blitz them.