I'm wondering if you guys have noticed the strong play of Arthur Moats recently? He seems to be giving us everything we thought we were going to get/supposed to get from Maybin. Quick burst, constant pressure on the QB off the edge, etc.
However, I'm wondering how much Shawne Merriman has to do with this better play of Arthur Moats? In the beginning of the year I barely heard anything about Moats at all and I'm sure he was having a hard time trying to get playing time. After signing Merriman, most noticably in the Bears game, I seen Merriman continuously grabbing Moats on the side and giving him pointers or tutoring him. As it seems, since signing Merriman, Moats play has gone up exceptionally. Merriman always did want a long term contract and to be a team leader. So how much of Moats play is due to Merriman's tutoring do ya think?
I'd love to have Merriman back next year maybe sign him to a 2yr deal see if he can get back to his solid play or at least continue to tutor our other young emerging stars.