Im shocked Krugar looks this bad.
It's K R U G E R, with an E
, please get it right if you are going to go calling people out. I've been concerned about him throughout the preseason and I question whether he is ready to be a 3 down OLB. I think his best role is in coverage or rushing the passer so maybe you are on to something, but I dont think McClain is the answer.
Generally speaking I think it's easier to go from OLB to ILB than vice versa. OLB is probably the most demanding position on the defensive side of the ball. They have to be able to set the edge against the run, rush the passer and drop into coverage against athletic TEs and RBs.
Last season, Lawrence Timmons the very talented LB in Pitt, had to make this switch and was very underwhelming at OLB. As much as I like Jameel I am not sure he would be able to really provide much more at OLB than Kruger or McClellan. If anything, I would like to see Upshaw start and have Kruger come in for McClellan in sub-packages like he did for JJ last season. I'm not ready to give up on Kruger though either.