Originally Posted by Doppelganger
Gotta disagree. Kuechly is a phenomenal prospect and a very good cover LB. But, at the end of the day he is still a LB. When teams put out multiple receivers in a passing situation, say 3rd and 6, would you want a DB covering a receiver or a LB? Generally you want the DB over the LB.
You say "Kuechly is a phenomenal prospect" yet label him only as "a very good cover LB", seriously? isn't coverage part of the whole appealing phenomenal package? It's in error to seperate two because Wade Phillips best combination, in the past (w/DeMeco) was to drop in nickle cover on third downs. The two should not be confused or mistaken, in fact I would dare to guess Kuechly becomes leader of this defense in short order because he is so cerebral & fits in with his teammates so well. Wade Phillips success, to me has been his ablity through expereince putting his best playmakers on the field in position to succeed, to take a premier baller like Luke Kuechly out of the game for any reason other than injury is ridiculous