Originally Posted by finesward
Totally agree clopp. They may not be flashy or make splash plays like traditional 4-3 DE's such as Peppers, Mario Williams, Freeney, Tuck, etc... but the guys we have are just as valuable to us. And like ya said when one of them goes down (smith in 07) it's so painful to watch. We seem to have picked a good future starter in ziggy, and hopefully got another good one w/ Heyward. That position has gone from dire need to potentially set for the next 7-10 years.
That is why I am not having a fit over going DE with our first pick. I believe
they think Heyward is more special than any CB we could have grabbed
there. One reason why we contend almost every year is because they
never miss on our first rounder - not since Jermain Stephens and Huey