Originally Posted by Uncle Rico
Disagree with the notion that a good ILB or 2 depending on the scheme can be played by just anybody. This team was soft up the middle last year, and it was most definitely because the ILB was poor, PLUS the NT wasn't much better.
If you're soft up the middle you're in trouble.
Our ILB was poor because we were missing an All Pro level player. You add him back in there and the rest of those players aren't playing as many snaps and we are solidified up the middle. Well, at least at LB.
I think we need better play at NT to help our ILBs. We had a lot of injuries at that spot all year and I think having a better guy in the middle of the line can only help the LBs.