Reddick is no replacement for Shaq at all. He is a 230lb linebacker who can’t set an edge, can’t take on tackles like Shaq…just hell no. Sending that guy in as a replacement for an elite defensive end/linebacker hybrid is a disaster. You red an end, not a pure linebacker like Hassan is generally billed as.
I have already said there isn’t a single replacement player that is close to being as good as Shaq. Said it in the thread I made a few days ago. Reddick is a linebacker, not a edge defender, so that plan is just to replace David maybe. But I cannot imagine his price tag will be too far from what David will be asking for, so you keep David, find out how to sign Shaq, and say goodbye to AB and Suh, maybe even Gronk. Those guys are easier replaced.
JC5100, you always bring out the contract year anomalies. Marcus Jones was a loooing time ago. And your other small sample sizes don’t faZe me because I e seen Shaq play ball, and he isn’t a contract year guy. He’s a football player who gets along with his teammates. His pressure numbers are outrageous. His sack totals for two years, has been impressive. His film is undeniable.
It isn’t a big deal in regards to Shaq B, get real and stop posting noobish repetitive anomalous stats from decades ago.
Marcus Jones being a long time ago solidifies the data. Dante Fowler was just this year. 5 sacks per year in his 3 non-contract seasons. 11.5 sacks in his contract year. Signs a 3 year, $45M contract with $29M guaranteed and goes back to 3 sacks. In between you had Albert Haynesworth, Ray Edwards, Michael Johnson and some others I forget off the top of my head.
Fred Taylor, Brandon Marshall, Channing Crowder and Chad Johnson were just talking about this on I Am Athlete. Players openly talk about it in the locker room.
Shaq and Vea could be the perfect Match for years to come you take care of players like that. As for Shaq he finally got the chance and didn’t disappoint guy is all you can ask for rushing the edge and protecting against the run. Draft a replacement for Godwin and JPP.
I think Shaq and David are both important for our d if we are gonna have a shot at a repeat. I dont think we win the super bowl without those two. Godwin is important as well but I think he is the easiest to replace.