I don't have time to post stats, but something I have noticed is that we have a linebacker corps that I would say averages more than 10lbs heavier than other 4-3 teams. By itself that maybe doesn't mean a whole lot, but it might provide insight into our coverage issues. 250 and 260lb linebackers do not cover like 230-235lb ones do. While many teams have at least one starting LB weighing 230-235, our lightest starter is Diles at 245. Even Adibi is 242 and only Sharpton is under 240, at 236. For comparison. Eagles LBs: 229 230 230 starter 235 236 starter 242 258 starter total weight of starters: 724lbs Saints: 226 starter 230 starter 232 starter 233 238 245 249 total: 688lbs Falcons: 225 230 starter 233 starter 235 239 242 starter total: 705lbs Texans 230 (Bing, IR) 236 (Sharpton) 242 (Adibi) 245 (Diles) 248 (Bentley) 250 (Ryans) 260 (Cushing) total (using Ryans): 755lbs Do we have the same issue at LB that we do at DT? That is, the coaches know exactly what kind of player they want and they draft for that, but it isn't what other teams are effectively using? How much are our heavy LBs to blame for our pass defense woes?