Originally Posted by keyfro
personally i don't see us re-signing payne...you say he's back to his old self but he hasn't gotten a single sack yet...he's slackin on the tackles.
3-4 Nose Tackles don't get many sacks or tackles. They tie up blockers for the most part. Their responsibility is to control two gaps in the line. Heck, all linemen in a 3-4 tie up blockers. For instance, Gary Walker went to the Pro Bowl with 6 sacks and 36 Tackles two years ago. You cannot judge the value of a 3-4 linemen on stats.