Draftnik wrote:Clark seems to be a very good run support defender.
I didn't know that about Clark. Given that, does anyone have any opinions regarding the differences in the way Kimo and Brett play? ie. Is Brett a better pass rusher than Kimo? Are the Steelers maybe thinking teams will be less apt to pass on them early in games next year?
Keisel's sack totals are remarkable IMO given his limited playing time and the nature of a 3-4 DE being a 2 gap player and not an edge rusher. That said, Kimo also rushed the passer well IMO, but the guy is 35 years old so you can't give him the coin the Jets did. I think Kimo holds the point of attack better in run defense with his lower center of gravity, but Keisel is not a weak link in that area. The new primary backup at RE (Kirshke?) will probably rotate in on some obvious running downs.
I read in John Clayton's ESPN Insider blog that Hope wanted $4M per year. Good luck to him in ringing the cash register, but that is way too rich a deal IMO for a guy that is the 9th or less most important defender on the team.