Originally Posted by Texian
I do not subscribe to bigger is better, it's myth
Says the guy with ity bitty hands............. J/k
Here's the problem. If you're going to play a smaller NT he dam well better be special at penetrating and be unusually strong at the POA. Those guys are very hard to find. If they don't at least have those qualities they don't do much to help anyone around them. Mitchell is the perfect example.
You put a bigger stronger guy there and OCs can no longer run you out of the play all by themselves. They have to have help or it's a miss match. Hence one less guy to help block Watt or Smith. Which also makes it harder on the interior OL when we blitz up the middle.