Originally Posted by jterrell
Also effected by LTs being far better blockers than RTs
There is no great mystery that you put your best pass blocker at LT and your best pass rusher at RE. At least for a good majority of snaps.
Peppers draws the most attention on that Bears defense and is their best pressure player by far. Maybe not in a given game or after being neutralized by studs but certainly when all things are equal as proven over time.
I think you're falling into the history trap. Once upon a time that was certainly the case but the NFL evolves. OLB is where the best pass rushers are today, not RE and with seemingly the exception of Dallas (but that's a different debate) that great pass rusher is moved around and seldom is left to beat the LT one on one.