How about Ahmad Brooks? Here's a guy with "all the physical tools", but never amounted to anything. He was taken in the supplemental draft, but still means that they blew a third-round pick on him. He played some games but they wasted an enormous amount of time trying to get him to play "to his abilities" - never happened. Waived by us, picked up by the 49ers, waived by the 49ers, picked up by the 49ers. Dude is a pillar - dismissed by Virginia (reason for the supplemental draft) and punched a woman in the face in 2008.
I don't think they have the backers for it. Or the big nose tackle.I'm all for the 3-4 too. They're as close as they've been in a long time to having the personnel to do it.
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Eh, Peko could handle a 3-4. He'd have to put on a little weight, but he could do it.
On media being the voice of the fans thing, I think you have a point there, but I'm guessing Marvin doesn't see it the way you see it. And I'm not saying he's right and you're wrong, I just don't think he thinks he's being disrespectful to fans when he is curt with the media. Also he's given intelligent and respectful interviews to out of market reporters (ESPN, Columbus Dispatch), I just think he really can't stand the Cincinnati guys, and I don't blame him.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.