I know the topic of attaining a true Casey Hampton type NT has been talked about several times. I have heard the arguments that in “today’s game” such a player/position has become obsolete to a high degree. I comprehend the argument but beg to differ. The counter-argument seems to be in regards to the idea that we do not need such a player anymore due to the “limited” amount of snaps he would get. So what! If that person’s play for one or two snaps per possession can wreck havoc, as Casey did, I think it would become invaluable to our performance. It would seriously change the dynamic of a key element missing from our current defense; a defense in which I may add seems to have the arrow finally pointing up again. However, how many third down conversions are we constantly going to let the opposing teams convert? I realize that our “D” is creating sacks and turnovers, and that is great! And yes, the “O” has to capitalize on the “D’s” plays. However, it is going to take time given the QB situation. We are not the run-stuffing dominating “D that we once were when we had a true NT. Hargrave is a good player but IMO only an adequate NT. He does not require multiple people to handle him like Casey did, thus “in part” this is one (major one at that) of several reasons as to why our run defense is not dominating like it once did. When he was on the field we were making teams one dimensional, no more with our current system. I for one am definitely in favor for the return of such a player. I really think a high quality “true” NT would go a long way in helping our defense become more effective and return us to those long game streaks of sub-100 yard rushers from the opposition. Fact: The D is going to have to carry us folks given our QB situation. We need to max out on every aspect of our D to make this happen. Adding that “True Wrecking-Ball NT” would provide us with one more high caliber aspect to an already improving defense.