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37 minutes ago, Jeremy408 said:

Elite and Hall of Fame are two different things. 
 

To say that Yannick and Crosby are not playing elite football is to say there are no defensive ends that are rushing the passer at an elite level. 

Agree to disagree. I don't think they are on an elite level as edge rushers. They are great, but neither guy has double digit sacks and they all the pressures are not leading to interceptions on the back end. 

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2 hours ago, big_palooka said:

Agree to disagree. I don't think they are on an elite level as edge rushers. They are great, but neither guy has double digit sacks and they all the pressures are not leading to interceptions on the back end. 

I guess this is a conversation to revisit at the end of the season

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7 hours ago, big_palooka said:

Been getting picked on lately. I'd keep him around as depth, but certainly not overpay to keep him.

Sure but how many corners aren't. Corners around the league suck. He's worth a nice little deal, like 2 years 6-8 mil. Definitely not big $. Also depends on Hayward/Mullen though.

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19 hours ago, big_palooka said:

Agree to disagree. I don't think they are on an elite level as edge rushers. They are great, but neither guy has double digit sacks and they all the pressures are not leading to interceptions on the back end. 

Yep. Pressure is great, except when the QB fires the ball off before we get to him and then the rest of the D doesn't take advantage of it. If they were sacks/fumbles/impactful pressures, that's one thing. But they really aren't, are they?

Crosby and Yannick have been great, but not quite elite this year. They seem to produce more in clusters than consistently. And both are prone to really dumb things you don't expect from elite players (Crosby getting absolutely abused by Kelce, Yannick getting moronic penalties on 3rd downs, etc). 

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