Originally Posted by 2KBack
Well...bad word choice, because that may be. My point is that he is also excelling in our system.
He absolutely is. He's a great player that's pretty maximized in what he does.
My issue is with the coaches and the FO. Rushing Von all the time puts a lot of stress on the other LBs... especially in coverage situations. But here's my main issue with it:
How do you put the following in positions to succeed and stop plays over the middle?
Von - best utilized rushing the QB or penetrating and making plays behind the LOS
Mays - best utilized in run support, crashing a gap as opposed to reading it
DJ/Woodyard - best utilized in space, both mediocre in coverage at best
^ not a dick's worth of coverage between all of them. In the time it takes for a simple STUNT to develop along the DL, a TE's already catching the ball down the seam.