I guess he was saying Spence would be used only on passing downs to cover a TE. Instead of using an extra DB they would use him.LeBeau has never done that. He likes 3-down guys and occasionally they will take one off and use a 3rd safety - something they did last year. There is really no place in the NFL for a "nickel LB". Nickel LB / edge rusher? Sure, we've seen a lot of that but no one brings a LB just to be a cover guy. If that's your plan then you do it with a guy like Cortez Allen who has size but can cover TEs and slot WRs. It worked very well against the Cheatriots - Gronk caught some balls but he got zero YAC.
My God their just kind of creeping their way around how horrible their defensive picks have been in recent years.Yeah that was pretty funny.
And I'm with Beach, since knowing Spence is now a middle linebacker I like the pick. The guy has the instincts, you can't teach that.Watch that entire Youtube video and see how many plays this guy made in the backfield. You can't teach instincts, you can't teach football intelligence. I know I've said it a hundred times now but he couldn't be anymore like London Fletcher - who coincidentally didn't see the field his rookie year.
Only took 19 minutes for espn to slobber over the Patriots and their draft.who are the analysts, Neal and Bob.