I knew they played different positions. Ones a Under Tackle (UT) the other a Nose Tackle (NT). What I didn't know was that once the amount is set for that position you can't cut and add more for that position. I.E. cut a QB and add a UT. (thanks MadHatter)
Fua played NT at Stanford and McClain was a UT for South Florida. Dwan is a UT, much better than McClain, so he replaced him.
I still think Fua was the worse of the two, regardless of position. Imo, McClain was better last year (although he played like crap) than Fua. This year Fua showed more in the Preseason than McClain.
The only thing I'm concerned with this move is Dwans Age. We got rid of a Younger guy who played for only one year and added a Veteran who's better but won't play for as long as the younger guy. It goes against the going young philosophy and build through the draft rhetoric that was pounded away on us when a certain vet would come available at a given position of need.
Edwards at UT or McClain at UT?
Fua cannot play the 1 tech, that is obvious, but he may develop at he 3. McClain was relegated to the 1, he failed and failed against 3rd teamers when we played Pittsburgh.
I very well may be wrong but Dwan will post more numbers than McClain could have dreamed of at the 3 tech.
If McClain succeeds, it will be at the 3 tech, he doesn't have the motor to be an NFL NT.
No offense, but that is what I believe bra.