Originally Posted by cutthemdown
The good teams don't give up sacks lol. They have qbs that get rid of the ball. You really have to watch the games and see if the player is constantly around the QB. IMO Doom is often so he's a great pass rusher. My point is if he goes we can still gt better on defense. Maybe not as many sacks but if we draft a stud DT, and get better at DE against the run, we could have a complete shut down run defense. Force teams to throw it up to our corners who are looking pretty solid this yr.
We just need to add a situational pass rusher and a vet safety.
I get that. But we would be too dependent on Von for a pass rush. Wolfe on the other side doesn't scare anybody. All the other pieces that we have are unknown. We can't say Ayers will come in and produce. The dude has 6.5 sacks, and we can't say he hasn't been given a chance. Freeney has been on a steady decline and Abraham is soooooo overrated. Both come with injury history too and are long on the tooth.
If Von misses a prolonged time we are screwed!!!
That's why if Doom leaves us, I bet we go for DE in the 1st and a possible trade up.