Agreed. I think we need to get better at MIKE and SS more than we do at corner (provided Rhodes is resigned).
With all of the talk about RYS and the need for upgrades at corner, I think getting a better LB to play with Leonard would advance the defense farther, where ever the two of them play.
For what it’s worth, Ballard has talked about the WILL as the key LB spot of the three. As it is, when there’s only one LB on the field, it’s Leonard. So he plays some MIKE.
Ballard talks about the WILL as the key to the LBers as he does the 3Tech being the key to the DL. Those are the top two spots on his defense.