Great is that sounds i think you are reaching here. Allen is a seasoned vet and will definitely help us better than what we got to other day but lets just keep it in perspective we dont need him to be Hardy or acquired him to live up to that play. Pass rush is key to our D and he will help with that, Hardy type production is wishful thinking.
LOL....he doesnt want to overextend the older guys but makes sure we have plenty of them starting every year. The saints were going after those OLDER guys yesterday and they knew it, Rivera is just trying to keep them from being a liability unlike last year. This is gonna catch up to him eventually till we have another Cason situation again.
Thing is Johnson and Hardy were developed in to the players they are today, it took time. Drafting a DE first next year and expecting them to make a impact is reaching. Im still hoping we get something out of Ealy and maybe Cox has potential or we could having nothing like the other teams in the division which is something that has set us apart the last couple years. Having a pass rush has always gave us an edge against the other teams in the division, if thats gone....
Star and KK have been good for us, but they have been overrated on here. They dont make the impact at there positions that Norman makes at his to say they absolutely are a priority over him. If anything this the year when we need those 2 high round picks to step up the most, i hope we still see it but I dont care what your philosophy is on defense you still need to get that impact production from those valued positions to say they are the most valuable. Secondary is making more plays than the front 7 since the middle of last year.