When you have 14 sacks in a season, a low in the NFL in 2009, you have to do something to spruce it up.
So the Jacksonville Jaguars did so by signing Green Bay defensive end Aaron Kampman Sunday.
Is that a good move?
It could be, but there are risks. It's not something I would have done because of age and injury.
Kampman tore an ACL last year and probably won't be ready until sometime in training camp. With any other player, that would be a major worry. But Kampman is a workout warrior. The man loves it.
He's into all this core workout stuff, which he preaches, so he might be a faster healer. But a torn ACL is a torn ACL.
Kampman played an outside linebacker position in the 3-4 in Green Bay last year, but he wasn't comfortable in it. He's a pass-rushing defensive end.
He will play right end for the Jaguars, a position they haven't had a quality player at since Tony Brackens.
The other concern with Kampman is his age. He turns 31 this year. When pass rushers are over 30, they usually aren't the same player.
Seventeen times in the past 10 years a 30-or-older pass rusher finished in the top-10 in sacks. Four times that player repeated.
The Jaguars are taking a risk here because of the injury and the age.
Desperation does that sometimes.