Originally Posted by Brisco_County
The reason Wade drafted Mercilus is to keep a fresh rotation of strong pass rushers. .
The reason we drafted Mercilus is because he's a pass rusher. Connor, not so much. A solid DE, SOLB maybe. But he's no "pass rusher"
Mario Williams was on his way to a 16+ sack season in Wade's system. Demarcus Ware was continuously at the top of the league, in Wade's system.
The WOLB position in Wade's system is like a RB in Kubiak's system, you've got to have the right guys there & Connor (though he's a damn good football player) is not that guy.
If Connor gets 15+ sacks this season, then I'm wrong & would love to see it. I just don't see it happening.
We need a solid rotation of pass rushers, no doubt. But Connor is not the main event. Merci might be.