I wouldn't be for it. but if they are miles apart and Emery doesn't see much light at the end of the tunnel, then you gotta do what you gotta do. I would bet that they wouldn't have much trouble getting a first for him.
I'd happily take a 2nd and a 3rd for Melton. He's a very good but not great defensive tackle.
Anyone who thinks Suh sucks is looking through rose colored glasses. Plain and simple.
totally agree. he's clearly got some flaws, but he had like 50% more qb his than next closest guy, 9 sacks, and 16 tfl's. he's a beast. that stat also had Fairley higher than Melton, and while i thought he looked pretty damn good, i didn't expect that at all.
Maybe I am just unfamiliar with advanced stats, but how does Melton only have 12 games?
The stats they have listed:
12 games, 5 sacks, 1 forced fumbles
His real stats:
14 games, 6 sacks, 2 forces fumbles
Plus you have to factor in the hits on QB and tackle for loss left out if there were any.
I also remember Melton just missing a ton of sacks...but he was consistently getting pressure on the QB. Peppers can't be counted on to stay healthy. I shutter to think of what kind of pressure would be put on the QB minus Melton and when Peppers goes down with his inevitable injury.
I don't think people know how good Austin is and how perfect he is for the Bears. Bears need a #2 to go with Marshall. Marshall is a big, strong, possession WR. To go with that you want a fast, quick, deep threat, which is what Austin is. Plus with Hester leaving Austin was a good KR and PR. Again he is DeSean Jackson, with better hands and without the stupidity.
Megatron also was not as clutch as previous years. i saw him drop some tough passes but passes he use to catch.
I think 29 teams would love to have a 2,000 yard WR who isn't clutch. Megatron was the one thing no wrong with the Lions last year. Stafford wasn't as good, they have 0 RB and their D got exposed. Calvin Johnson is fine.