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Paul Posluszny lays the wood on offensive players. Seriously, look at those guns.
In most defenses, the middle linebacker is the brains. He calls the defense and gets his players lined up. The MLB is also the primary run stuffer, often matched one on one with the running back. Paul Posluszny is not the fastest linebacker, but he is one of the smartest and one of the best tacklers in the league.
How good of a tackler is he? Posluszny had over 150 tackles in only 14 games in 2010. He had nine games where he was in double digit tackles.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were smart to add a player like Posluszny to their defense and they needed a linebacker badly after how their defense performed last year (28th in the league overall). The Bills tried hard to keep Posluszny in Buffalo, but Posluszny preferred to play in a 4-3 defense rather than the Bills 3-4.
The Eagles looked like the best team in the league on paper, until the teams lined up this preseason and Philly realized they struggled to stop the power running game. They could have used a middle linebacker. So could many other teams and Posluszny was the best one out there.
Posluszny, who is only 26 years old, will be a staple in the Jaguars' defense for years to come, and teams with trouble at MLB will wish they had added Poz to their team.