Re: So is it officially time to put Connor Barwin's pic...
I think Barwin got too big. He does not have the explosion and hip flexibility that made him a threat off the edge.
Barwin fit Wade's D perfectly last year because of his unique athleticism. He could rush the passer, he could drop back in coverage. No other OLB on the roster can do what Barwin did. Not Reed, Braman, Mercilus, no one. Barwin sacrificed his athleticism to get stronger, and it has hurt the D.