And so is already thinking he is a failure at the DE position after one preseason game isnt foolish or overreacting? I mean the title of the thread is knee-jerk in itself. You really think at this juncture they would make that big of a change? Do you think he would beat out who we have already playing lb?
If he is capable and would be an improvement to the team, then yes that would be great. I just didn't understand and from what evidence that anyone would suggest he has the ability to play LB in our system. It is a totally different skill set. Yes his size is pretty ideal and he has speed(in a straight line that is). Who has he ever covered, do you think he can handle Reggie Bush coming out of the backfield on a wheel pattern or cover Winslow or Gonzalez on a post?
I dont mean to sound like I know this mans limitations, I just get where people believe he can make this transition, from what proof?
Thats fair enough. In my defense, I don't think he would start over Anderson, Conner or Williams. Not at least this season.
My main frustration is that I don't believe Brown can ever be an every down, COMPLETE DE. Everyone always compares him to Freeny and the problem is that while Freeny is one of the best pass rushers over the last 20 years, he is only an average DE overall and way too many time he takes himself completely out of the play.
Now that Hardy is stepping up the way he has been I just feel like Brown could be used as an everydown LB where as he may never be an every down DE.
However, your points are just as valid and very well could be that Brown may never be more than just a situational player.