He hasn't been used that differently than most strong safeties in the league to be honest. He's just not fast, so he has to gamble a bit by cheating up or backing up, depending on what he/the MLB reads from the offense. I think the high tackle numbers speaks more (in a 4-3) about OLB play than anything else.
In recent years, watching Shanle attempt to close a gap on a run play was torture. Last year OLB play was no better with the injuries to our FA pickups. Don't be surprised if he is the starting strong safety guys, he is solid in the traditional role of that position.
This post was edited on 5/3 at 12:07 am