mcdermott's defensive scheme doesn't require interior linemen that are penetrating pass rushers. their job is to hog lineman and control gaps as necessary while keeping blockers out of open space.
unless you are willing to debate mcdermott's philosophy versus NYG's you should probably jump ship on this argument.
Clog the middle. Funnel it to the middle. You only have to defend 1/3 of the field. Sounds simple because it is. All you need is for your two DTs to attract attention. And by that I mean they are good enough to not only draw double teams, but anything else opposing O's will throw at them.
We are set up to allow Rivera to actually run HIS D. And the two biggest cogs in that wheel are DT and LB. You just read Rivera say 6-7 LBs in different sets. My giddy is in overdrive trying to imagine 4-5 LB sets, or 2DTs and 6LBs. Hey, if I can think it, it can happen. That by the way is the wife's motto. I have now been reduced to stealing the wife's lines.
For you folks who prefer to underestimate the D. I have two words for you. Wasted emotions. It takes just as much energy to be positive, not counting the advantagous side effects, as it does to be pessimistic. So if we have determined that the energy dispersed is equal, and the benifits being apparent, why not be positive and excited?
I tell ya what. IF our fortunes improve over last year. We absolutely will be sniffing playoffs. And we are just getting started up in here.
Got carried away, but hey, when the wife ain't around I can actually finish a sentence. And GOOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!