Originally Posted by Wolf6151
I think Brooks Reed proved last night why we were heavily considering moving him to ILB in the off season. It wasn't only because of our need at ILB, it's because he's just not quite fast enough or athletic enough to consistently put pressure on the QB. Reeds body type just screams ILB, not OLB. He can't dip a shoulder to get around a blocker and can't get off of blocks once engaged. I know it's not a perfect solution but I'd really like to see the Texans move him to ILB, next to Cushing, and start Jefferson at OLB. Jefferson has more length, and athleticism to put pressure on the QB. I also think Reed would be great at the inside blitz.
He's an attrition rusher. He's a guy who keeps coming and if the coverage holds up,he'll get sacks. He's not a guy who can just whip a tackle and get a sack. That's why I think he will be better ilb because then he gets the run start and half a man who isn't as athletic as the rt or lt. I've been saying that for awhile,but they seem content with him until either jefferson,montgomery,or williams shows up.