With the 3-4 4-3 thread thought I would see if the posters here have as dim a view of our LB corp as I do.
By the end of the year the starters seemed to be Vilma Lofton and Hawthorne.
Vilma, Jonathan 6-1 230 9yrs
Came back from injury and no camp and still beat out our younger LB's for playing time.
Shanle, Scott 6-2 245 10yrs
Seldom used at all.
Humber, Ramon 5-11 232 4yrs
Saw him on special teams.
Hawthorne, David 6-0 246 5yrs
Hurt then made the starting line up.
Chamberlain, Chris 6-1 238 5yrs
Casillas, Jonathan 6-1 227 4yrs
Alot of playing time. Seemed to be 4th LB on depth chart.
Johnson, Austin 6-2 240 R
Herring, Will 6-3 241
How good is our depth at LB? Well If Vilma can come back after injuries and missing camp and having a new DC and def. system and still beat out the LB's that we had what does that say?
No much at all IMO.
Herring Shanle and Humber should be gone. Vilma will be cut if he doesn't take a large pay cut. We don't know if Chamberlain will come back healthy and even then he was seen as a back-up and teacher of Spags system (which has passed in need).
That leaves Lofton(good player)Hawthorne(Didn't see high quality of play) Casillas(back-up) and a rookie just signed.
While some want stud WR's and a whole new secondary I submit as a unit this is the greatest need to over haul. I believe we need new players at the Will and Strong Side and better competition for the bench. How that happens I don't know except to believe that Loomis as usual gets it done.