Originally Posted by Mediator12
The great defenses have those guys as leaders. The average defenses have 2 down thumpers and replace the Mike on Passing snaps.
I suppose these happen pretty often, "great defense = Mike leader," "average defense = 2-down thumper." But this team is different ... Miller's a DPOY candidate, and Woodyard graded out the best 4-3 pass coverage OLB in the league this year. So why worry about finding some every down Mike-leader when he's just gonna take snaps away from our best playmakers?
Mays and Brooking are thumpers, and we finished with the #3 defense in the league.