Originally Posted by Lestat
that's not really true. you often take quite a bit to develop as a pass rusher(2-3 years to become a complete guy), then you peak for 4-5 years and then a decline. so the shelf life of a pass rusher is about the same as a RB. 8 seasons or so.
by then you normally have either injuries that catch up with you, your skills are declining or you've just gotten to the point where you can't maintain the physique you used to rely on so heavily.
Like White, Strahan, Abraham, Doleman, Taylor, Peppers, Smith, Freeney, Randle, Douglas, Greene, Dent, Taylor, O'Neal, Thomas, Allen, etc....don't agree with you. There are tons more I can bring up as well.