Originally Posted by powda
something else maybe worth noteing about linebackers and in the chronicle...the summary section mentions jonathon vilma and how the texans really really liked him...............something to remember come draft time because vilma isnt that big and we all seem to have some mixed ideas on what size and or qualities an inside linebacker in this defense is supposed to have.
I know that casserly has said in the past that LB size is overrated. For him the other stuff instincts, tackling ability, etc. are most important. In many defenses (including the Texans) the primary job of the DL is to keep the OLmen off of the LBers who are then to make plays. Very few LBers can regularly take on 300+ pound OLmen and be successful.
This reminds me that Kendrell Bell is a FA in the off-season. when healty he has be a guy who can make plays on the inside. the key words are "when healthy," but casserly takes more risks on guys with injury history than most GMs.