Originally Posted by srphoenix
This is exactly it. Mays is a great situational run stuffing linebacker, however he is not fast enough in a 4-3 to play in space on passing plays nor to get to the edge to stop stretch runs or tosses.
Irving did have that great backside pursuant tackle, but I'm not sure he is the answer either. We have a borderline great defense and I think a stud MLB could be the last piece of that puzzle.
Maybe if the situation involves the other team only using the A gaps in the run game
the good thing about Brooking is he is too slow to overrun plays