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Splat
11-06-2009, 12:19 PM
Who are some 4-3 DE's you think could make the switch to OLB in a 3-4?

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Brothgar
11-06-2009, 12:22 PM
Cliff Avril would make a great 3-4 OLB.

Shiver
11-06-2009, 12:30 PM
Dwight Freeney would have been like Elvis Dumervil, only better.

Flyboy
11-06-2009, 12:41 PM
Julius Peppers?

M.O.T.H.
11-06-2009, 12:41 PM
Cliff Avril would make a great 3-4 OLB.

He did better than fellow Purdue DE, Anthony Spencer, did in LB drills at the combine, imo.

Whenever I feel like simming in madden or w/e, I've moved Avril to 34 OLB a bunch of times. haha.

M.O.T.H.
11-06-2009, 12:42 PM
Julius Peppers?

That's what he wants and a lot of people doubt him because, of his size but, I think he would make for a fantastic 34 OLB. Obviously better years ago but, he could def. still do it. If Greg Ellis could be a very good OLB for a couple of years, Peppers could be a great one.

themaninblack
11-06-2009, 12:46 PM
Robert Geathers has always screamed 34 outside backer to me. I'd really like to see him play that position.

SenorGato
11-06-2009, 01:38 PM
Avril's the first name that came to mind. Everette Brown too.

Barwin...Osi...Tuck before he put on size (maybe still)...Freeney...Patrick Kerney would be awesome in a 3-4 once he learned the position (like all these guys)...Maybin possibly...

bigbluedefense
11-06-2009, 01:39 PM
Dwight Freeney would have been like Elvis Dumervil, only better.

This.


I always felt he couldve been the best 3-4 OLB since LT if he were ever in that scheme.

Shiver
11-06-2009, 01:41 PM
Avril's the first name that came to mind. Everette Brown too.

Barwin...Osi...Tuck before he put on size (maybe still)...Freeney...Patrick Kerney would be awesome in a 3-4 once he learned the position (like all these guys)...Maybin possibly...


That is the scheme he started in, actually.

tjsunstein
11-06-2009, 02:07 PM
http://www.fightingchancefantasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/aaron-kampman-300x291.jpg

CC.SD
11-06-2009, 04:35 PM
Osi would be sweet.

wordofi
11-06-2009, 04:49 PM
http://www.fightingchancefantasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/aaron-kampman-300x291.jpg

I don't think Kampman fits the 3-4 olb position very well.

Thumper
11-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Trent Cole, he drops into coverage at times in the zone blitz defense and he is certainly athletic enough to play the position.

BlindSite
11-06-2009, 07:05 PM
That's what he wants and a lot of people doubt him because, of his size but, I think he would make for a fantastic 34 OLB. Obviously better years ago but, he could def. still do it. If Greg Ellis could be a very good OLB for a couple of years, Peppers could be a great one.

Right now he's playing better than ever in his career, there's no doubt he could make the switch, provided he could adjust to the assignments etc.

Don Vito
11-06-2009, 07:05 PM
Freeney would have been ridiculous if he was drafted to play in a 3-4, as Thumper said Trent Cole could be a great fit as well.

cvv84
11-06-2009, 07:12 PM
Trent Cole, he drops into coverage at times in the zone blitz defense and he is certainly athletic enough to play the position.

He was a LB in college so he's definetly athletic enough.

http://www.fightingchancefantasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/aaron-kampman-300x291.jpg

If only that were true...

RaiderNation
11-06-2009, 08:11 PM
Id like to see what Trevor Scott could do in a 3-4. We could make a transition to it I think if we have a good DC. Seymour ? Kelly as the 3 down linemen, Scott Morrison Howard Ellis as OLBs. If we could make a trade or 2 like picking up Shaun Rodgers to play NT, maybe trade Howard for a 3-4 ILB and draft a young OLB we could have a decent 3-4 D

EvilNixon
11-06-2009, 08:14 PM
I'd rather keep Howard outside in a 3-4 scheme. His speed is just too great an asset.

SwagU
11-06-2009, 08:26 PM
Id like to see what Trevor Scott could do in a 3-4. We could make a transition to it I think if we have a good DC. Seymour ? Kelly as the 3 down linemen, Scott Morrison Howard Ellis as OLBs. If we could make a trade or 2 like picking up Shaun Rodgers to play NT, maybe trade Howard for a 3-4 ILB and draft a young OLB we could have a decent 3-4 D

I love the 3-4. I would love to see Scott use his pass rushing ability at OLB with Seymour at DE Kelly at the other side, Howard pas rushing would also be sick and adding another LB to the middle would help Morrison out with the run stopping or even moving him to OLB would be ok. If we could get a DC that can properly implement this scheme I think it would tighten up our D, but its so hard to find the proper players and to waste draft picks on trying to implement this system right now when we have some other bigger needs on this team wouldnt be worth it. Plus we know Al would never change the scheme he is way to stubborn to listen to others oppinions, he wants to win his way and his way only.

scottyboy
11-06-2009, 08:37 PM
yea, pretty much Osi and Dwight would rape everyone

brat316
11-06-2009, 08:41 PM
Well not Vernon Gholston.

wordofi
11-06-2009, 09:13 PM
I think Gaines Adams could do better in a 3-4 than the 4-3. He wouldn't have to worry about playing the run, and he could just focus on rushing the passer.

Paranoidmoonduck
11-06-2009, 10:17 PM
Id like to see what Trevor Scott could do in a 3-4. We could make a transition to it I think if we have a good DC. Seymour ? Kelly as the 3 down linemen, Scott Morrison Howard Ellis as OLBs. If we could make a trade or 2 like picking up Shaun Rodgers to play NT, maybe trade Howard for a 3-4 ILB and draft a young OLB we could have a decent 3-4 D

I would completely approve of this. Kelly was always a better 5-tech than 3-tech and Seymour is a proven commodity. There's just no NT to run that scheme right now.

Brent
11-06-2009, 11:30 PM
http://prod.static.seahawks.clubs.nfl.com/assets/images/imported/SEA/photos/players/playercard/Jackson-Lawrence.jpg

LOVED this guy coming out of college.

SenorGato
11-07-2009, 01:45 AM
I think Gaines Adams could do better in a 3-4 than the 4-3. He wouldn't have to worry about playing the run, and he could just focus on rushing the passer.

That's not true at all, unless he's a situational pass rusher.