The LB Sack Leader is!.......... Sammy Brown
That’s right. Sammy Brown will record more sacks than James Laurinaitis
, Dunbar, and any other linebacker. I predict he will have a Robert Quinn
like impact. He will make the most out of his limited plays and record a decent number of sacks.
Sammy Reed was originally a 3-4 rush linebacker who played two seasons at the University of Houston. He racked up 21 sacks and 50 tackles for a loss. That is a small sample of play. But if he even reaches half of what he averaged in College he will greatly help this team. He has the ideal size at 6’3ft 240lbs. He has a motor that, even though it disappears at times on film, can help power forward a new and ruthless pass rush.
Some people might view him strictly as a pass rush option. I agree with them partially. I think he will be a pass rush option for his rookie campaign. He has veterans manning the starting rolls right now. However, for those who think Sammy is just a pass rusher and won’t show up against the run, may I remind you about another 3-4 linebacker who was thought to be weak in run support.
His name is Brooks Reed
. He plays for the Houston Texans
and replaced an injured Mario Williams
last year. He recorded 6 sacks during the regular season and 3.5 more in the post season. What surprised everyone watching was how dominating Brooks was when facing the point of attack. True Brooks still plays in 3-4 and Sammy boy with be playing in a 4-3, but when its 3rd and ten and Sammy is coming with his ears back, I don’t think it’s going to matter what the scheme is because the Quarterback is going to be on the ground.
Here’s to a good year Sammy.