Originally Posted by tru80texan
Honestly its apples & oranges. Dumervil is the better pass rusher then Anotonio ever was in a 4-3 as a DE, but this a 3-4 that we are worried about & Dumervil is 5'11" & 260lbs. Obviously he is not a DE in a 3-4, but a LB. Dumervil would be a nice addition, but it wouldn't be to replace the 280lb Antonio in Wade's defense.
Dummervil would clearly be an OLB for us which he has played in a 3-4 previously. The point was net effect. Would the drop off from Smith to Crick be greater than the increase from Dummervil over Mercilos. It's arguable. Frankly I would rather restructure Smith to keep him and then sign Dummervil and have them both.