Will Wannstedt use Merriman at OLB situationally?
Obviously, with this question, one assumes that Merriman is healthy and makes the roster at DE. I know, big assumption.
Should that be the case, I realize that he would spend 99% of his snaps at DE. HOWEVER, I can't help but think of how deadly he could be as a situational pass rusher from the OLB position. Imagine Super Mario, Kyle, Dareus, and Mark Anderson on the line and Merriman rushing off the edge from the OLB position...Now THATS a deadly look right there.
Question is, does anyone think Wannstedt would/will employ such a tactic? I understand that they don't want #56 dropping back in coverage all the time and that type of thing, but as a pure pin-your-ears-back and rush kind of thing on, say, 3rd and 11, I don't see how it wouldn't be successful. Anyone?
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