Originally Posted by mussop
I love nix. I would of taken him in the first round last year if he was available. I was saying ugghhh to wolf6151's comments.
Originally Posted by Wolf6151
1. Nix, if we didn't have so many team needs/holes to fill I'd love this pick but Mitchell is serviceable-good at NT in our 1 gap system that stresses penetration and pressuring the QB, and I can't see using our 1st round pick on replacing a serviceable player..
I hate this line of thought. First off Mitchell SUCKS. How long are we going to continue to trot out subpar DT's next to Watt? I called it before the season started. I said if we don't get a real DT that can demand double teams this defense is going to struggle and Cushing (MLB) will not make it through the season.
This system is poorly designed. Wade needs to using a hog in the middle that can push the pocket backwards. Until then teams will abuse the middle of our defense and our LBs will continue to wear out and go down during the season. And our OLBs will continue to to be useless.
Agreed, during the off season I had to admit Mitchell looked better than I thought but he seemingly has declined. Wonder if Watt is thinking about who is on defense helping him to get better? Could we buy more than 2.3 tackles per game for Ninja's $5.647 m? Is Mitchell a hurry the QB Nose? 1 sack for 7 games? Well at least he is a clog the middle guy; no wait 20 combined tackles.. wrong again.
We might be focusing on the big dollars needed to re-sign JJ when we should think about who we place around him to make rings more available. To me a good nose and an ILB would be a huge start.