I may be wrong, but the only one who brought up LT, was you. People are concerned with his lack of pass rush experience. Does that mean he cannot do it? I say NO. Some say yes. I say it is silly to limit a player you have never seen play. You say, it did not fix the pass rush. I say, adding an athlete to your front 7 does improve your D, and it gives you another weapon. The one with the most weapons wins, most of the time. Insert wife joke here.
For me it comes down to your abrasiveness. You come off like, well, TRD. I have no problem with someone disagreeing with me. I do however have a problem with people talking down to me. You, have that vibe. I can do without being preached at, and you sound like you like the pulpit.
Hey, don't listen to me. I have nothing worthy of note to say. After all this is just the interwebz.
LT was brought up, yes by me. I was saying he was a 4-3 linebacker who could fix a pass rush since that is the position Kuechly plays and the original quote was about Kuechly fixing the pass rush. I agree it is absurd to compare him or hope he comes out as good as LT which is not what I was doing. I was saying it is absurd to think a 4-3 2.5 sack guy can fix a pass rush. I agree with you Kuechly can help this football team; however, he will not fix a pass rush. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong I could be, but I get pretty confident saying near sure fire things. Jimmy Clausen will never be a good gaurd. He could show me something and make the Pro Bowl next year at guard, but I'll stick with he sucks at gaurd as much as he sucks at QB.
Nickzz mentioned Von Miller. Good point, and good use of facts, and I mean that seriously not sarcastically. I do think they are different players though and most scouts would agree. Von Miller has highly regarded for his pass rushing ability, and was known as a pass rusher. So him being a 4-3 pass rusher isn't a HUUUGE stretch.
And about adding a weapon to your front 7, you want to be good at two things in today's NFL. You can go from team to team and look. You want elite QB play and elite pass rush. All phases of the game are important though not equal. You don't want to be significantly weak in any other areas, but since it is hard to be great at everything, you choose your resources like draft picks and salary cap to focus on certain areas. It is great to have another front seven weapon, but none pass rushing 4-3 linebackers do not affect games the way other positions do. But that is another story really.