With the emphasis on speed for the defense, they are a little on the small size. How do you think they will fare on short yardage/goal line situations?
David: In this day and age, it seems like NFL teams do their best to regiment their roster to fit certain situations. For example: although he has yet to make the team, there’s nothing small about 330-pound defensive tackle
Rowan: It’s the one area of this defense I want to see most when the pads come on. Rod Marinelli wants his defensive linemen to be able to rush, and he has four guys starting on the defensive line who may be able to do that. The question comes whether or not the interior players are fit to push back. Jason Hatcher is in a much different spot as a one-technique than a 3-4 end, but Marinelli’s ran his system long enough that I’d have to believe he’s comfortable in what he sees. It’s possible if the interior guys can get up the field, Sean Lee and
What position is going to have the most competition this offseason?
David: I’ll undoubtedly sound like a broken record, but I think it’s safety. No other spot on the team is as up-for-grabs, when you consider that none of the six or seven guys going out for the job is a proven commodity.
Rowan: The answer is the safety spot next to Barry Church. There are a ton of competitors in Johnson, Will Allen and J.J. Wilcox who could secure the spot. But for argument’s sake, let’s look at the guard spot. The Cowboys thought they’d be in better shape this year with