That was an illusion. A lot of those are from early in the year when Herring was the main backup LB(and some garbage time snaps in a blowout). He finished with only 40 defensive snaps. That's less than Haralson(360), Humber(155), Dawson(54 and was added late), and Wilson(41 and was cut early).
That said, we do need to get younger, cheaper, and better than Lofton and Hawthorne in the middle. Neither is good in pass coverage. Keeping Humber is a start, but adding a more elite player there would be great.
This post was edited on 3/29 at 11:52 am