Originally Posted by Hervoyel
Now on the other hand if he comes out in 2013 and keeps stinking it up then you want to have another player to turn to on the roster to maybe light a fire under Barwin's ass or replace him. I still think if we can sign Barwin now for a reasonable amount of money then do it. Just don't break the bank on him yet.
& that's the question. What's a reasonable amount?
I liked what I saw from Barwin, playing spot duty as a 4-3 end coming off the strongside. I liked what I saw from him as the SOLB in a 3-4. He's good against the run, much bigger & stronger than Reed. He looks good running backwards, dropping into coverage, flipping his hips.... he's not "fast" but he can run.
He is not & never will be a beast of a pass rusher. 11 sacks from the WOLB position said as much. His performance this season says as much.
We already got ourselves into trouble paying guys more than their production warrants, we don't need Barwin to be another.