Originally Posted by thumper
Fair enough. I say "reach" because he is so fully used to being a
down DE and odds are he will never be able to learn to play in
space, meaning, he is unlikely to stick. I mean, everything I have
read says he has no clue how to do anything but simply rush the
passer, and no way can you get away with just doing that as a LB
in our 3-4 system.
You simply won't find out until you put him in a coachable position at the NFL level and let him work out the kinks of what we see in him, which is a potential pass-rusher and special teams contributor. The whole reason for an entire coaching staff, top to bottom, is to develop these guys. These kids are green right now and probably can't do the things right now that they are capable of doing in the NFL when taught.
You read a lot now but just because he "lacks to play in space" now doesn't necc mean he never will eventually when put in the right position by his coach's and learn from the players around him. What better defensive minded team could he go to than Pittsburgh? We know what we are doing.