Originally Posted by infantrycak
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.
The production they would get out of whitney,watt,and dummervill far exceed what they would get out of that watt,whitney,and smith. Smith is a good player,but he's not gonna hit the qb or sack the qb enough to justify 9m. For 9m they could get dumervill and either draft datone jones,malicah goodman,sylvester williams or even sign seymore as a stop gap until crick or mitchell is truy ready. Elvis is a bonifide probowler and guy who can make the qb uneasy. Against top flight passing teams,they turned the pass pro to jj and nobody else could get to the qb. If you turn to jj with elvis opposite,he's gonna be in the qbs grill wrecking shop. Anotonio ain't doing that from mario to jj. The teams that have worked the texans were pass 1st,so I wouldn't worry about power running teams.