Urban's Tuesday statements are wrapping, and the Ozone's Brandon Castel tweets, "Starting to believe you will see Simon, Noah Spence and Nathan Williams out there together on D this week."
This brings up an interesting scenario. Williams has brought energy on the edge when healthy, and Spence has been arguably the best pure pass rusher when he sees action. Simon has the strength to shift inside, but Hankins and Goebel are both being very disruptive on the interior. I find it hard to believe that John Simon is somehow less athletic than Zach Boren, as he is believed to be a tweener at his position, and he has years of experience reading offensive schemes, or at least recognizing them.
So what are the odds that Simon is dropped back into a linebacker role, or possibly a "viper" type versatile player. Obviously no one wants to see him pick up on pass coverage, but he has the leadership and experience to be a field general, and god knows he can tackle. Thoughts?
Disclaimer: This is not a proposition, nor a suggestion to a staff that knows vastly more about defense than I. Just some extrapolation to kill some time before saturday.