Hey fellow Rumblers,
This is my first post. I have read many posts, so, I think I can hang with most of you. I am stoked obviously. We signed the whale. It's as simple as that. Whether or not it works doesn't matter (it does, but, not for this point) we signed the whale. I believe it will work because from what I have read, he is a better person then a player. You can't ask for more then that.
This is what impresses me. Before the draft, our defensive line, on pass rushing downs is:
Kelsey, Dareus, Williams, Williams (not necessarily in that order). That means that 3 of the 4 guys can rush the passer as both Kyle and Marcel have had more then 5 sacks from the DT spot in the 34, which is pretty rare. In the 43, with 1 on 1 matchup, that can only benefit our pass rush. BUT, THIS IS WHERE IT GETS BETTER. We have an extra weapon that only has to play on third downs. He is Shawne Merriman. Imagine him like Bennett (from the Super Bowl years) how they'd move him around. I can't wait until they move Merriman and Mario around to confuse blocking schemes. Imagine Mario and Shawne lined up on the same side. What if they stunt? What if he lines up next to Kelsey?
Add this to the equation. They will most likely still draft a pure pass rusher later in the draft (third or 4th, perhaps second). That means a guy like Curry could even replace Kelsey. How terrifying is that? Curry, Kyle Williams, Marcel Dareus, Mario Williams and Shawne Merriman as our 5 pass rushers, 6 drop in coverage. I pity the fool that has to pass on third and long now....