your the one who used the combine results to support your idea that connor should be the SLB and now your saying they aren't really all that important? why did you bring them up then?
Bringing up his combine results and his college productivity isn't all that relevant, he's in the NFL now.
I feel that connor is a very good MLB I just don't think he'll make it on the outside consistently. He can be a package guy and the backup MLB. And it wouldn't be a disaster if he I'd like to be wrong since it seems we're really going to rely on our younger guys. But I don't see him as a cover 2 OLB. He's just a hair too slow, he's not really clumsy but it just seems like he's moving slower than a lot of guys. I don't think he'll be an effective blitzer at all from what I've seen.
The pats game that everybody has brought up where he got 8 or 11 tackles also had Anderson getting 9 and Beason getting 16. Brady had a lot underneath that game 10 yard average and they ran the ball 38 times at a great YPC. All the linebackers had tackles that game.
He's not a hair too slow, when he's been out there he's been as productive as you could hope for. When he got extended playing time against New England last year he notched 11 tackles. He's more than capable of starting at Sam or Mike than a lot of current starters around the league, and will likely be our starter next year.
Some people keep insisting that he lacks speed or something, and for their benefit I posted the combine results. I don't get it myself--you can post stats and they'll ask for 40 times. Post combine numbers and they point to how he doesn't get 8 tackles a game from the bench. Some people seem to have made up their mind that he's slow, and you can't convince them otherwise.
I guess he'll have to do that himself on the field next year.