Originally Posted by Rey
I'd play clowney exactly how we played Mario.
Right now I'm assuming that the coaching staff will be back. Who knows. We could go to a 43.
Personally, I wouldn't put him at 34 DE though. I think he would be a beast on the edge where he could better use his athleticism.
I know most disagree, but I'd move Cushing outside to be the solb opposite clowney.
I can almost guaranteed we'd get more pressure on qb's from the edges.
It's certainly not a bad idea. Right now Mercilus basically plays a wide 9 and his only responsibilities are leverage to his side and rushing the passer. I don't think it's a stretch to say that Clowney would be more successful, if not much more successful. Also, Clowney tends to get lazy in the run game so it's not a bad idea to put him in a position to focus mainly on rushing the passer.
I haven't made it a secret on this board but I have a certain disdain for the way Clowney has played this year. His pursuit effort has been pitiful this year and he seems to only care about two things 1) sacks and 2) not getting hurt. I acknowledge his ridiculous talent, but I question his work ethic and seeing a guy with that kind of talent not give 100% effort really pisses me off.