Originally Posted by Bengalsrocket
I want a pass rusher, but wouldn't give up Johnson or Dunlap to get him.
As far as moving Johnson, it just seems like a more natural position for him to be standing up. Whatever it is about not putting his hand in the ground makes him more comfortable.
With Johnson playing linebacker right now, and Dunlap not really ready yet, I'd be happy if we went DE in the first. Our pass rush is terrible with Odom and Geathers.
However, our pass rush looked decent yesterday. I don't know if it's because Pat Sims actually penetrates the line unlike Tank Johnson who just sort of eats up space or if it's because the Colt's line is just really bad.
Geathers has been crap since he signed the contract a few years back...He played well in '06 and tacked on 10.5 sacks but since then he has combined for only 10.5 sacks counting this year. Odom could be better but has found a hard time getting on the field.
I think we should cut their dead weight or just not resign them (not sure when their contracts end) because honestly how much worse can we get than 1 sack from the both of them so far this year?
To get back on topic I was never really certain how Johnson was and will translate as a 4-3 Linebacker. I think he would make an wonderful 3-4 Outside Linebacker though.