Originally Posted by TheMatrix31
I wouldn't. Our defense was COMPLETELY changed once Cushing went down. He's the defensive QB.
I won't disagree with that, but it's because of the animal that Cushing is, not because of the criticallity of the MLB position. The guys who stepped in when Cush went down were a couple of levels below him in ability and effectiveness.
Let me put it this way, if you're saying Cush is the 4th most valuable Texan because of his talent, I won't argue that. Well, not much.
But if you're saying having a stud MLB is more significant than having a pair of shutdown CBs, in today's pass-happy NFL, I can't go there with you.