Shirley has also been in the league 3-4 more years then both of them.
Do you think that might have helped?
Good point, McClain and Neblett do need more time to develop and it is somewhat unfair to compare them to a guy with two and three more years experience. Those guys have potential to contribute and I do not want to execute them for not performing well last year. Shirley played better in the games and was more disruptive, but the other guys could become better at disrupting plays than him. From what I saw last year however, it is ridiculous to say our 3's will be McClain or Neblett as our only options when Shirley did better in that role last year. FWIW I hope McClain comes out balling next year, I wanted him in the draft and believe in his abilities so if he busts I am going to feel like a failure as well.