I’ve been banging the 3-4 drum all season. I know part of why our defense is ranked so poorly is because of success on offense…. That is a very real thing. The only team that could really let off the gas against us was NE…. We could have put 10 more points on the Bears had we not put in subs, and stoped passing by the early 4th quarter.
That said, the talent infusion we see on D in 22’, is more than enough to adequately offset the above mentioned quirk….
Brad Holmes is absolutely STACKING talent, and DC better be considering moving on from AG unless we have a really, really solid defensive showing vs GB….
Josh Paschal- had his coming out party yesterday. He has played 270 snaps coming off injury, and has shown power, instincts, and now has 2 sacks, 4 QB hits, and 2 TFL…. #1 pick Walker has 3.5 sacks and 9 QB hits in 750 snaps!!!
- fun fact: A Donald, M Garret, and Von Miller all had 1.62- 1.63 ten yard splits at the combine…. Josh Paschal had a freaking 1.57!!! It took awhile to find another 1.57- it was ADRIAN PETERSON!!!
John Cominsky- has 4 sacks and 11 QB hits at 6’5” and 287 pounds. He’s produced that in 510 snaps, and thus 6-7 sacks would have been probable had he not missed 3.5 games and worn a cast all year.
- fun fact: Commish ran a 4.69 forty at almost 290, and murdered the 3 cone.
Da Problem- so a few sentences above I mentioned Paschal having a 1.57 second 10 td split and matching AP! How about Da Problem having a 10 yd dash and vertical leap comparable to Christian McCaffery at 1.56!!! Houston’s was better than Tj Watt or Brian Burns. Notably better than Justin Fields… makes sense now lol…
Aiden Hutchinson- his 1.61 ten yard is also better than the likes of Von Miller and Garrett, and just a tick slower than Tj Watt who he has 10-15 pounds on. We’ve clearly seen Hutch’s ability to drop and cover with 3 freaking picks.
Alim McNeill- at 6’2” and 330 there aren’t too many who can move like him. He has similar burst scores to Fletcher Cox and Chris Jones at 20 pounds heavier…
——— if you ask me you have five elite level athletes with ideal physical makeup for a 3-4 front.
The Steelers seems to always be good on D, and always reload so seamlessly…
DE- Cam Heyward/ I Loudermilk
NT- Montravious Adams/ T Alualu
DT- Larry Ogunjobi/ D Leal
ILB- Myles Jack
ILB- Spillane/D Bush
OLB- TJ Watt
I’m sorry but….
NT- Ika/ B Jones
DT- McNeill /I Buggs/Levi O
ILB- J Campbell/Barnes
OLB- Hutch/C Harris
- Harris looked just fine as a 3-4 OLB last year and cutting him only saves 4M…. I think Romeo is more out of place standing up and cutting him nets 7.5M
So we cut Brockers, Romeo, and thus save 17.5M-
Sign Adrian Amos and Jamel Dean- though two would easily cost less than 17.5M in year one cap
- we are a DT, LB, and CB away from being pretty well stacked for a 3-4….
- Bijan Robinson
- S Ika
- Best RG available
- Jack Campbell
Then on offense we cut Big V and Cabinda, and use that money for Chark for a 3-4 year deal.