Originally Posted by powda
we have a 3-4 defense predicated on a pass rush. and linebacker is the biggest cog in that defense---they make the wheel turn. in the scheme of things babins role as a linebacker alone makes his performance on the field worth more then some of the other defensive starters
Where to start.
The main thing wrong with your statement, is that every player depends on the other players. Babins rush effectiveness, will depend on how well the front 3 stuff the run. The CB's, and S's will rely on the front 7 getting to the QB before the WR's can break free. This isn't basketball. You don't go out and get T-Mac and instantly improve.
The defense is just like an offense. The QB cant be good if, A: Front line doesn't block. And B: WR's don't get open. Use that logic on the defense.