Yeah, you're right. Having a veteran that can play in situational downs as a pass rusher is no big deal at all.
That must be because ATL signed him right?
If we had signed him we'd probably be ecstatic that he could come in in those downs to give Greg and CJ breathers.
ummmm nope. not a big deal because i recognize that he's always been overrated benefiting from others on the line and he's now in a situation where he's the man. also he's old and his production and impact is nominal, even with 6 sacks.
would i be ecstatic if we signed him. nope, in fact if we signed him with the contract they did I'd be pissed.
3/27/2013: Signed a two-year, $8.5 million contract. The deal contains $5 million guaranteed. Another $3.5 million is available through incentives.
that's just too much money in this market, esp. for a back up which he won't be in atl.
and I'd rather have alexander and keiser, tbqh.
it's not a big deal because he's nothing close to a game changer and not at all a dominant player. he'll have his couple moments I'm sure, but those moments will be few and far between. if he's asked to be anything more than a two down player he'll be abused and will wear down quickly.
i might be concerned a little (very little) if they were pairing him up with abraham but that's just not the case.
this isn't homerism, either. i am genuinely unimpressed. he might have a sack or two this year on cam, but beyond that i don't see him being a factor, esp. if he's as good as it gets on that dline.