We used to have our 4 LB's and safeties jumping around in the box and then dispursing all around to confuse the D.. We havent been doing that... We are not fooling any OL, we just dont have the speed. Foote is not real quick..
But when we had a quick set of LB's that seemed to help everyone on the DL...
foote played really well last year....sure he can be upgraded but id have a hard time laying the blame on him for the defensive problems.
pass rush needs to be handled, but heyward and keisel need to be the ends and may the best man between hood, woods, mcclendon, and fangupu win the NT battle.
casey hampton looked like he was winding down for years around when tomlin was hired, but he had a heroic last wind in his career but he was terrible last season...the fact that he was getting snaps over some of these guys was ridiculous
Pass rush and creating more TO's and this team would of been set IMO, so I'd say just a few tweaks on D is needed..
I don't see how Hood can keep a starting DE job. He is awful.
Also agree that NT, should be a camp battle between all available bodies. Frankly, all available DL should be in competition... Al Woods~!! Come one!! Beast.
I don't know why anyone would complain about Foote... he quietly executes. Sure, and upgrade would be nice, but I'd just as soon re-sign him for cheap and start him again. Not a weak link
Again, none of us would be too upset if the Front Office used the first two picks on the linebacker positions.