I mean from what i've seen he's been every bit as good as Edwards when allowed to play. You draft a guy in the second round i exspect him to start. He's proven to be one of the best pass rush Dt's in this class so why not let him play like one.Don't get me wrong Edwards hasn't done anything to lose his job and is playing beyond servicable. But the question remains when is it Short's time?
This misconception that every draft pick has to start, even if it's second round, has to end. I'm not sure where this obsession came about around here, and it truly reached it's peak of idiocracy when people cried about Kug being drafted in the 5th round and couldn't be a immediate starter, THE FIFTH ROUND.
Few successful teams have plug and play rookies unless it's due to injuries or huge holes, and it definitely wasn't a policy around here til Rivera came and Cam started immediately. During the Fox days, and as with the case of a lot of coaches, and a rookie needs to be heads and toes better then a vet on the team to start. Rarely did a rookie start for us in the Fox days, and if he did it was generally a first round pick. Hell even Thomas Davis was a rotation/QB spy only linebacker his first year here. Now people expect the entire draft class to start, with this thread going, and the people whining about 6th round pick Kenjon in the other thread. You do realize there is about 22 starting spots on the entire team, if you're starting 5-7 rookies, you have issues.