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Why Strong Side Linebacker is a need...


After reading the recent fan post that has us taking Sean Weatherspoon from Mizz, i realized that OLB, specifically on the strong side is a position in need of serious attention. 

First off, if we draft a guy like Weatherspoon, who I read has been amazing all senior bowl and is a vocal leader which i think is extremely important as well as I think this team is lacking a few of those, it allows Jason Taylor to come back to his original position on the weak side with Cam Wake.  We rotate those two on the weak side and have weatherspoon on the strong side.  Now this probably won't happen unless we address the ILB position, either with a second/third round pick of via Free Agency like a Karlos Dansby

If you look at what Brian Cushing has done in his rookie year, you can see how much impact that position can have eventhough it doesn't get all the sacks and the fancy stats.  It would help the run a lot as well as pass coverage against TE's and Rb's, something we had a lot of trouble with.  I think we have our pass rushers already on this team and we were I believe, top 5 in the NFL in sacks this year.  With Taylor on the weak side with Wake, we would have pressure every down and keep them fresh along with our young and talented D line.  I know we still need to address the NT position but for our Linebacker position, if we bring back JT, and draft a guy like this, then we can go after a Micah Johnson or the ILB from TCU or Sharpton from Miami and hope they become studs.

 

Finally,  I like to add that I want porter off this team ASAP even if that means we get nothing for him.  We need to show that this team won't tolerate this cancerous players, and thats exactly what he has become and that was what Roth was as well.  Guys that attract drama and personal attention is not what we need.  We will easily fill his shoes and I hope he goes to a team and they start losing so I can hear him constantly complaining about someone else.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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