Maelstrom787 wrote:I think they'll be fine. Mayowa and Taylor at SAM will probably end up fine, but I think they'll re-sign KJ. If not, there's plenty of depth out there to sign to get by.
Mayowa and taylor in coverage? I dont think so. They will resign KJ close to summer just like they have the last few years.
That's not the primary function of the SAM. They need to be able to set an edge. That's why you've seen guys like Bruce Irvin and Barkevious Mingo, who were drafted as pass rushers, man the SAM spot for Seattle over the years. The SAM can easily move to the LEO role in nickel situations.
KJ's unique in that he can do pretty much anything, but Mayowa and Taylor are both guys that at least somewhat fit the profile, and PC/JS are already talking about looking at Taylor there. Mayowa has actually played SAM before in his career.
Here's what the alignment looks like in a standard Seattle 4-3 under.
In the prevalent "Bear" front that Seattle has recently been using as a base, the SAM lines up around the wide-9 end area. Edge setting is paramount.
KJ worked well in that role... but, it can be much more. That role can have a serious pass rush impact if played by a serious pass rusher.