Reid was not very good last year.
Still an upgrade over whatever we have. And he was a team captain in 2012.
Mingo wasn't really a team leader (and Freak was just as productive in more limited action in terms of TFL's and sacks) a
well, different positions. As i said, we dont have a DE on our roster that had a sack in 2012.
though talented at the position, that is a concern for a very important position on defense.
and Sam's checking out has been commented on ad naseum, even by Sam. I actually think losing their leadership is a positive,
I still think he was looked up too. He was a vocal leader that everyone rallied around. And still finished the year with 8 sacks. He's a big loss.
Does anyone honestly believe LSU's defense is going to take a massive step back?
A noticeable step back? yes
you lose 6 would-be SENIORS on your defense. S-I-X.
Plus a really good rotational player like Lavar Edwards....
I mean lets be realistic here. You were counting on at least 3 of those guys to prob come back. Maybe 4. You lose out on that collective SR leadership, but most of all, the talent they bring to the field(As shown by early entry).
You're going to be breaking in 6 or 7 new starters. As talented as they are, they are not overly experienced, and they have not had game reps together against a real team.
This post was edited on 7/31 at 2:07 pm