Originally Posted by Nawzer
Safety isn't even the biggest hole on this defense, but ILB is. Now that Brooks Reed is staying outside, who do we have lining up next to Cushing? Is Cushing going to be 100% ever? I think it's foolish if the Texans are counting on Cushing to take most of the snaps on defense. It's a prescription for another injury. We also don't have a starter on nose tackle
You have it backwards, NT is the biggest hole on defense. 68% of Opposing teams runs are between the two guards against our defense. Not having a NT that can change that is a prescription for getting both our inside LB's injured. We need someone there (NT) that can protect our LB's and force things outside.
That's why our ILB's couldn't stay healthy last year.