Ok, so Obi Ezeh had an especially bad week or he simply can't make complex play reads.
What would the consequences be of sending him downhill on every play? With someone like Mike Martin there, it seems like he could cause damage on every play up the middle and cause center backfield penetration.
If nothing else, it would quicken the pace of each play and maybe prevent offenses from having time to go deep. Would this compromise our underneath coverage too much?
I think of Obi Ezeh as the Anthony Morelli of Linebackers - all the physical tools but never doing the right thing at the right time.