Originally Posted by jobberone
No he's not the greatest guy at 4-3 DE to play the run. But he can get to the passer. Also you're going to move the ends around some to get Ware away from the double teams and chips but also just cause.
If I had Freeney I'd not hesitate to play Ware at the same time as the SDE on occasion. Again depends on his contract demands and whether Spencer is here yada.
BTW, I'm high on Crawford and agree he can play SDE; in fact I suspect well. However, right this moment he's no Freeney pass rush wise.
We could use Freeney. However, I wouldn't get too worked up over it one way or the other. I don't see us spending what money we have on him.
He had 5 whole sacks last year and 8.5 the year before. He can't get to the passer anymore.
And moving Ware to SDE (where he'd be less effective) so that you can put Freeney at WDE (who is less effective than Ware) would be an incredibly unwise move.