The only real problem Hurney has ever had in the first round, was when he had traded the pick away. That is really what got him in the hole draft wise. Drafting from behind the sticks.
Who has fallen off Luke or Cam? Lord, Cam played a few plays and was out for the season. Production goes to Luke no question.
And again, teams do not generally transition completely 43 to 34 or vice versa, in a single year. With that and the change for the big guys, and then the injuries, it just was not ideal. Hell we were very dependent on Butler. It takes me back to post Kris Jenkins and Buckner and we had lame DTs I absolutely hated, got pushed all over the place every week.
And, Luke has been in that one defense his entire career. Knows it like the palm of his left hand. Knows what every guy in it does just as much.
Now he not only has to learn it for himself, he has to learn what every guy in it is doing. It is a lot. And is enough to slow him down off of that great first step he has. Just enough. IF we do stay in that scheme, I expect it to be better just for having some familiarity with it.