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Fitzgerald11
08-08-2007, 04:41 PM
What qualities do you look for in a 3-4 defensive end?

Turtlepower
08-08-2007, 04:53 PM
What qualities do you look for in a 3-4 defensive end?

Wow, I think you have started as many threads as you have replied in them... Anyway, I believe it is speed, speed, speed. You need speed to rush off the end or quickly drop back in coverage. I love the 3-4 DE because not only do they rush the QB by being able to have more speed and agility to get around a TE or OT (compared to a 4-3 DE), but they also are able to man up against a TE much more than a 4-3 OLB if needed.

Fitzgerald11
08-08-2007, 04:59 PM
Wow, I think you have started as many threads as you have replied in them... Anyway, I believe it is speed, speed, speed. You need speed to rush off the end or quickly drop back in coverage. I love the 3-4 DE because not only do they rush the QB by being able to have more speed and agility to get around a TE or OT (compared to a 4-3 DE), but they also are able to man up against a TE much more than a 4-3 OLB if needed.

I think you're thinking 3-4 OLB.

rainbeaukid2
08-08-2007, 05:06 PM
ya, you were thinking 3-4 OLB.

a 3-4 DE is basically a NT in the 4-3 defense. you need someone who can hold up at the line and can occupy blockers so that the LBs can make plays. richard seymour, who plays DT when the pats play the 4-3, is the ideal 3-4 end

Turtlepower
08-08-2007, 05:09 PM
ya, you were thinking 3-4 OLB.

a 3-4 DE is basically a NT in the 4-3 defense. you need someone who can hold up at the line and can occupy blockers so that the LBs can make plays. richard seymour, who plays DT when the pats play the 4-3, is the ideal 3-4 end

Yeah I was, my bad. But rainbeau hit the nail on the head. They are more for clogging up the line rather than stopping runners, such is the job of a 3-4 DT.

Fitzgerald11
08-08-2007, 05:09 PM
ya, you were thinking 3-4 OLB.

a 3-4 DE is basically a NT in the 4-3 defense. you need someone who can hold up at the line and can occupy blockers so that the LBs can make plays. richard seymour, who plays DT when the pats play the 4-3, is the ideal 3-4 end

What about speed? Are they normally slower than 4-3 defensive tackles?

Mr. Stiller
08-08-2007, 05:15 PM
What about speed? Are they normally slower than 4-3 defensive tackles?

Depends... Some 3-4 DE's run sub 5 second 40's.

It's more about power/explosion. You want a guy 2 do 2 things from this position..

1) Hold the point: Keep the OL off the playmaking LB's
2) Collapse the pocket: not only keeping the OL off the LB's, but also collapsing the pocket will let the LB's get in there more for sacks, giving the QB less of a comfort zone.

rainbeaukid2
08-08-2007, 05:15 PM
What about speed? Are they normally slower than 4-3 defensive tackles?

it depends, UTs are faster DTs in the 4-3 because they penetrate. NTs in the 4-3 don't need to be fast cuz they take up space therefore 3-4 DEs don't need to be fast, they just need to be pretty strong

Man_Of_Steel
08-08-2007, 06:04 PM
Dude you really need to stop making so many threads.

Fitzgerald11
08-08-2007, 06:06 PM
Dude you really need to stop making so many threads.

How does my making threads concern you?

Sniper
08-08-2007, 06:13 PM
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badgerbacker
08-08-2007, 06:25 PM
How does my making threads concern you?

You making threads concerns everyone. We all have to see them.

Fitzgerald11
08-08-2007, 06:50 PM
You making threads concerns everyone. We all have to see them.

Not if you block me.

keylime_5
08-08-2007, 07:14 PM
What qualities do you look for in a 3-4 defensive end?

tall (between 6-3 and 6-7), with really long arms, good enough strength to bull rush guards and tackles, usually between 280 and 320 lbs. They have to be quick and agile for big guys. Most of them play DT in a 4-3. Basically a long, tall, DT who is good in the 2 gap at taking up blockers to stop the run, and if he can collapse the pocket from the outside in that is a bonus. Just watch Richard Seymour, Luis Castillo, or Aaron Smith really...that's what you want. Trevor Pryce has the skills too, but he didn't/doesn't really play in a 3-4 in Denver and now Baltimore

Fitzgerald11
08-08-2007, 08:32 PM
Do you think Frank Okam would be a good 3-4 defensive end?

Redskins4Bowl26
08-08-2007, 08:44 PM
Weight, Strength, Heart, and Height.

YAYareaRB
08-09-2007, 12:20 AM
I usually would employ a guy who is tall, bulky and strong as an ox. Someone who could take on double teams and maintain his ground. A guy who is explosive with exceptional speed. Perfect Prospect..

6'4"-6'5"
270-280 lbs

neko4
08-09-2007, 12:41 AM
Adam Carriker is an excellent example

YAYareaRB
08-09-2007, 01:11 AM
Adam Carriker is an excellent example

My thoughts exactly. Huge guy.. Excellent atheticism for such a big person. Ran around the 4.8-4.9 area. Strong as an ox too!