Originally Posted by Coogs
Not following you MM.
Hali and Houston are our pass rushers... which are LB's. DJ is pretty good too.
My guess is Reid is still more programed to be thinking 4-3 when he says D-line play... even though D-line is a big piece of our LB's being able to make plays.
Even in a 34, there's always that one guy in the middle that blows things up.
Ray Lewis for the Ravens through most of the last decade.
Patrick Willis (not to mention Navarro Bowman) for the 9ers.
The Steelers have always had superior ILB play.
I don't think you should spend a top 10 pick on the ILB position, but I do believe, strongly, that ILB play is still highly critical to fielding a top 5 defense.