Re: Prioritizing our off season needs
In 2011... Cushing had 4 sacks, 8 QB hits, and 23 QB hurries and a 3.6 rating in coverage according to PFF
In 2012... our entire ILB unit (minus Cushings 5 games) had 1 sack, 10 QB hits, and 14 QB hurries and an average of .5 rating in coverage according to PFF.
We MUST get a playmaker along side Cush in 2013. Not only in case one or the other goes down, but it would have even more of an impact to the entire D if both were to be on the field at the same time for the season. Biggest impact position we can address this offseason imo. OLB will need to be addressed as well as Barwin very likely will be gone. We may just have to hope Whitney turns out to be worth the #1 pick and make a big jump in year 2. All the reasons as to why I put this unit as need at #1 above all else.