Originally Posted by Bmore Manning
Let me address the DE position that some would like to replace/upgrade..
In our scheme, the SDE needs to set the edge for Miller, push the pocket, and generate pressure of his own..
Next season Hunter should be resigned, which will probably be very reasonable after missing the season. By all accounts he was crushing it in camp and would have been the starter.. We bring him back and chances are Wolfe plays DT.
That means Ayers is Dooms back-up. He's still under contract and has played well in rotation. Jackson is the back up at strong side..
So why are we upgrading anything when these players will be under contract and are great in their roles? Dooms deal gets more cap friendly moving forward..
Hunter can't be counted on as a starter considering his age, injury and fact that he's sucked his entire career.
We still need a SDE that can rush the QB and plug the run.
Matt Shaughnessy would be my choice as he's been very productive before but had a down year this year but is a young player who's used to playing in the AFC West. The luxury choice here would be Michael Bennett or even Anthony Spencer but these guys are probably going to price themselves out.