It would be great to add pass rushers, but didn't Freeney struggle this year in the 3-4? Not sure I'd consider him a pass rusher at OLB. I don't plan on looking it up, in fact, I don't even plan to read the rest of the thread to figure out if this is a genuine response, or just part of another one of you idiotic campaigns for attention.
Rotfl forever a tool. You're a basic level sh*t talker dude.
We agree Freeny isn't best suited to the 3-4, however the Jets do not play straight 3-4 and we aren't looking for Freeny to play every down OLB. We are looking for him to play the Jason Taylor/Aaron Maybin role. I don't see plenty of reasons to think he would excel in that role, though his price will undoubtedly be too high to do only that. Gato said that, but hey he must be defending Schotty in there somewhere.
Exactly. That said, the exactly is coming from a guy who thought Vince Oghobaase was going to change the very face of football defense in the 21st century.
Freeney would be an asset on a team that doesn't have many assets, and doesn't have that specific asset. Ask him to do what he's done best for over a decade - rush the passer - and this team probably just bought 7+ sacks. At the right price it's worth it.
Isn't the idea for this team to get younger and develop players with upside potential?
It's one idea in a large group of ideas on how to build a team. Most are capable of mixing with each other. Signing Freeney doesn't stop the draft from happening, but it does fill a roster hole with a former elite NFL talent seemingly looking for a reduced role. He said it himself that the Jets' D would get him favorable matchups.
Should throw in that he's only played with a DT of Wilkerson's caliber once. That would be Corey Simon in 2005.
27 brought it up, but with this board's desperate push to trade Revis by faaaaaaar the best way to cover that loss (on defense, obviously a QB is an even better option) is to improve the pass rushers on the roster.
Edited by SenorGato, 22 February 2013 - 10:01 AM.