The AJC's George Henry penned an interesting read about Kroy Biermann today. Sure, he's from Montana. And let's be honest, he's not the prototypical NFL defensive end. But over the past four years, he's carved out a red and black niche. He had this to say when asked about his role:
"I'm here to play and do what I can to help get wins," Biermann said. "If it requires me covering a kick, that's fine. They obviously needed me more last week with Abe being down on defense, so you can't waste a whole ton of energy on (special teams) coverages."
If I were him - given my relative success - I'd expect a larger role. Through 14 weeks last year, Kroy only averaged 0.2 less hurries per game than Abe. Yet when the Falcons went out and signed someone to start ahead of him, the kid took it in stride. He's not a pro bowl DE, and I think he recognizes that. Don't get me wrong, he's vastly underrated, but I'm not sure he's getting the shaft with this franchise. He's a role player and a heck of a back up; most NFL teams would use him similarly. And that's a reality he's seemingly come to accept.
Obviously curious what y'all think. So wow me! Discuss!