Saturday, August 11, 2007

MCDOUGLE still part of the plan?

Will Jerome McDougle stay or will he go? Don't be too quick to write him off. The 2003 first-round pick has carved out an interesting niche at the joker position, where he can stay in coverage or blitz. And he's been explosive lately with a big rush up the middle. While McDougle is on the small side as an every-down lineman, he looks comfortable at joker. Certainly the roster is heavy at DE with Jevon Kearse, Darren Howard, Trent Cole, Juqua Thomas and rookie Victor Abiamiri. Then again, Howard can play inside. And if the choice is between Thomas and McDougle, it's not a slam-dunk. The ability of Thomas to stay healthy, however, is a big plus.


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