Originally Posted by Mat'hir Uth Gan
Rob Burnett was 290+ lbs. He might have been 270 when he first came into the league 10 years prior. When they let him go after 2000, they installed Marquise Douglas to play DE and two gap. He also was 290+ lbs.
It's the same scheme. They even lined McCrary out wide like we did with Dumervil.
They also moved Burnett inside, like we do with Wolfe, on passing downs. And they would move Boulware or Adailus Thomas to DE.
It's the same scheme. To the tee.
You seem pretty knowledgeable, but I'm having trouble matching your comments about JDR's time in Baltimore with reality.
This is Rob Burnett in the Super Bowl in January 2001. For comparison, that is Ray Lewis next to him:
Also, Burnett was with the Ravens through 2001, the same as JDR.
Marques Douglas did not play any significant time until 2003, two years after JDR left. Anthony Weaver was 290 and played LDE in 2002, but JDR was in Carolina at that point.
The entire time JDR was in Baltimore, they had 2 prototypical DEs.