Originally Posted by TheReverend
Good as he is, schematically selecting Miller and playing him as we have been (which IS to maximize his abilities) put us in a really ****ty spot. We have a player that is an absolute world beater within his role, but he's not transcendent of scheme (not to say he couldnt be, he certainly has the athletic skill set for it). He fixes our pass rush woes in spades, but doesnt address our linebacker woes over the middle (ie: he's a great player, but he's not solving issues like TE/RB coverage due to his utilization)
We can get two world-beater linebackers than make the consistent run stop inside their gap ALONG with excelling in pass coverage
We can compensate by playing 1 single high safety, dropping the other in the box to help pick up the slack.
So we need to either address the safety and linebacker position WITH A STUD (and by "A" I mean 2-4) or continue to flounder.
Wow, this post was walking on eggshells so the Von fanaticism doesn't freak the **** out. Again.
Sounds like we are backed into a corner schematically, which I am not knowledgeable enough to really deny. Man, it's too bad Nate Irving seems to be a bust, he has the tools.