Look, I'm not one of those guys who thinks Irsay is a liar, in this case I think he's echoing Ballard.
Hankins EXCELLED in the 4-3 at OSU, well enough to be a high second rounder. He EXCELLED in the 4-3 with the Giants, even as a pass rusher until he got hurt. He played the 3 technique for them and for us, which is an easy fit for a 4-3.
So, I'm sorry, but if one more person parrots "scheme", I'm going to ... calm myself down.
@NewColtsFan, you're a bright guy, so tell me, what specifically is the 'scheme' issue with him? If they said they were releasing Woods because of scheme, I'd have no problem.
@Four2itus Usually I agree with your posts, but that Manning analogy made no sense. First of all, I never said anything about records. I fully understand that it's not an overnight process. Manning obviously improved the team. Who is going to replace Hankins and improve the team? It's not money, it's not scheme, it's not a locker room issue.
I'm a Ballard fan, but this one stumped me. I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. There has to be more to this than 'scheme'.