There had been some question marks on free agent Robert Mathis and his ability to adjust as an outside linebacker in our 3-4 defense. I just went ahead and asked him on twitter and here is his response:
@epadaon i dont think its too much different from a 4-3 rush end but OLB has better rush opportunites
— ROBERT MATHIS (@RobertMathis98) January 12, 2012
Better rush opportunities for someone that continually is in double digit sacks every year? YES PLEASE!
Line him up with Shaun Phillips, Donald Butler and Takeo Spikes AND then have Antwan Barnes and Jonas Mouton coming off of the bench. A lot of people would love to see us draft Vontaze Burfict out of Arizona State also to add to that mix. That would be a bunch of fast (minus Takeo) and athletic linebackers on that defense and they would be able to make some good things happen.