Rushing the passer and blitzing are not the same at all. RUshing the passer usually involves taking on a blocker and beating them physically. Blitzing in usually more about timing and avoiding the blocker so you have a clear lane to the quarterback. Our scheme is more about blitzing from the linebacker spot and less about pass rushing. That is what our DEs and DTs do in a 1 gap attacking style.
And again I think as a second rounder he could be a good choice. The best choice, no....... But no I don't think we need another Applewhite at this point. I would rather get a true DE like Coples if we go that direction rather than a tweener.
they are, but he has done both at a high level. he has blitz from OLB and ILB spots as well as played DE at Boise. i want a true DE but was simply stating that since putting pressure on the QB from the LB spot is important to this scheme why not get a guy who has shown the ability to do so such as McClellin, Kendricks, Brown etc who could be had in the 2nd round. we understand that you are Kuechly fan in all, but some of us are not.
and just cause you are blitzing doesnt mean you wont take on a blocker, probably about 50% of time you do.