Originally Posted by Drek
More productive than both Freeney and Abraham last season, cheaper, and likely far more motivated. Sounds like a good signing to me. He likely can also be moved to the situational role Doom should have been playing, freeing up more snaps for Ayers and Jackson.
He's a third down rusher.... which is really what Doom was, he was just really good at the one thing.
This is a much better value signing, that allows a very solid starter in Ayers get a final chance to prove himself (in a contract year).
Our line will be rotational next year, but when you look at the base package and notice Williams weighed in a 323 in ESPN Sports Science our line is freaking huge:
RDE: Ayers (275), UT: Williams (323), NT: Knighton (335), LDE: Wolfe (305).
Anyone remember having a line that big?
I see a lot of third down packages now with Philips-Ayers-Williams-Wolfe or Philips-Williams-Wolfe-Ayers, with Von being the fifth rusher and man-press coverage.
Del Rio has run that defense his whole career.