After Coop Signing, Are We Set At Middle Linebacker?

I really wonder if the Bolts are done at the middle linebacker spot after the signing of Stephen Cooper. Before we brought on Coop, we were looking for a linebacker that could be the starter in the middle of the defense next to Takeo Spikes. Why wouldn’t we still be looking for that player?

Donald Butler could be that guy, but will we really trust the middle of the defense with someone that missed all of last season with an injury and has never played a regular season game? He still is getting snaps with the special teams squad and those snaps usually don’t go to starting players.

Could we still be looking through the free agency pool for that starter? Could we possibly have a chance to have Kirk Morrison and Takeo Spikes running the middle of this defense. He is one of the top talents available at the position and has ties to San Diego. Like Spikes, he has never played in a playoff game and is HUNGRY for an opportunity.

Do you all think we are done? Is there another position that we need to focus on?

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  • Kenny

    I think that the Chargers have faith in Butler. Obvisouly never seeing him play in the NFL, I cant say if he is going to cut it or not. The Chargers have made some solid defensive moves in this short off season. I cant imagine that they would do all this and leave the middle weak. We still have almost a month before final rosters are submitted. So, if Butler isnt what they are looking for, I think the Bolts have a high enough caliber defense that they could easily attract another ILB to share time with Cooper.

  • epadaon

    @Kenny i think the exact same thing… i dont see us really having butler as the starter in the middle of the D. We will see though

  • bthomas77

    @epadaon i would…..:D

  • epadaon

    @bthomas77 would love to have captain kirk in the middle of this defense!! i know you love it!

  • bthomas77

    @epadaon yes i would……he would look great with lightening bolts on his shoulders……