Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
But my post wasn't saying what we ARE going to do, my post was saying what I'd feel more comfortable with from more of a standard 3-4 given our personnel AND which of our personnel I'd prefer to see out there. Basically, I'd feel more comfortable with Reed and Barwin coming off the edges with Mario as the DE that taking one of Reed/Barwin off the field and putting Antonio Smith on the field, instead.
I always see Mario as an edge rusher, even though it's very tempting to see him play 5-tech more.
I don't see how moving your best edge rusher inside can benefit the team more.
Now, if the other guys step it up, then it can be a different story.
It's possible that we will see him there some this year (as he had done in the past on a limited basis.)