Originally Posted by Number19
I don't think this is an accurate assessment as regards Mercilus. Whitney became a starter because of injuries late in the season. This year, Philips will design his defense to take full advantage of his skill set. That, plus a year's experience behind him, should make for a good season for the 2nd year player. Maybe a very good season.
Well, I'm not saying Mercilus alone won't get it done. I'm saying Mercilus & Reed won't get it done.
I think odds are better that Mercilus & Braman, Mercilus & Montgomery, Mercilus & player to be determined... is better than going with Mercilus & Reed again
I like Reed, I think he's a fine player & deserves to be on the field. Just not at OLB.