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  • Originally posted by scar988 View Post
    we're not heading towards a 3-4. we don't have the ability to make the switch. non of our guys really fit the 3-4 well outside of Lofton and Anderson
    Which kind of goes to my point, we've been drafting 3-4 guys the last couple/few years. I could see us running it a lot more than you would expect this year, but I doubt we change to it for another year or two. It will benefit Abe to get him into a pass rush OLB position as he gets older.

    Obviously, not having a NT will prevent us from going that way full time unless Lewis really shows out this year, but I'm not as sold on him as some others are.

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    • Originally posted by pr0d1gy View Post
      Which kind of goes to my point, we've been drafting 3-4 guys the last couple/few years. I could see us running it a lot more than you would expect this year, but I doubt we change to it for another year or two. It will benefit Abe to get him into a pass rush OLB position as he gets older.

      Obviously, not having a NT will prevent us from going that way full time unless Lewis really shows out this year, but I'm not as sold on him as some others are.
      no we haven't been drafting 3-4 guys.

      Lofton = 4-3 MLB primarily with ability to play 3-4 TED
      James = 4-3 exclusive WLB
      Biermann = 4-3 DE/3-4 OLB
      Jerry = 4-3 exclusive NT/UT
      Sidbury = 4-3 exclusive DE (can't cover)
      Walker = 4-3 Exclusive NT/UT

      We won't run a 3-4. Mike Smith doesn't run the 3-4. We will never move to a full 3-4 as long as Smitty is here. he's a born and raised 4-3 guy and loves the idea of 2 DT's, not one.

      Owner of ScarDraft
      Atlanta Falcons and NFL Draft Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report

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      • Originally posted by scar988 View Post
        no we haven't been drafting 3-4 guys.

        Lofton = 4-3 MLB primarily with ability to play 3-4 TED
        James = 4-3 exclusive WLB
        Biermann = 4-3 DE/3-4 OLB
        Jerry = 4-3 exclusive NT/UT
        Sidbury = 4-3 exclusive DE (can't cover)
        Walker = 4-3 Exclusive NT/UT

        We won't run a 3-4. Mike Smith doesn't run the 3-4. We will never move to a full 3-4 as long as Smitty is here. he's a born and raised 4-3 guy and loves the idea of 2 DT's, not one.

        You were always fun to argue with....lol

        Anderson - Richard Seymour size & athleticism, ideal for a long term 3-4 RDE solution.

        Lofton - great size and lack of ideal speed make him a perfect fit at 3-4 MLB, especially as he matures physically.

        Sidbury - ideal speed and lack of size makes him a perfect 3-4 pass rushing OLB, and anyone can drop into a zone coverage....just don't risk putting him on an island.

        Babs - great fit as a 3-4 LDE or, obviously, 4-3 UT.

        Abe - would benefit from 3-4 OLB transition as he gets older....plus it would free him up to make more plays (see Harrison, Ware, Porter, et al).

        Lewis & Moorehead - could rotate at either 4-3 or 3-4 NT.

        I really think if either of those guys could step up at 3-4 NT then we could have a nasty front 7 to our D...but I guess we already do, sort of, so it might not change anytime soon.

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        • Moorehead is a 4-3 UT and he was cut. at 999 he would never be able to play in the 4-3 NT spot.

          Sidbury can't play in Zone either.

          Anderson is only 282. not really big enough for the 3-4.

          Abe would be horrible in the 3-4 as well since he can't cover. the guys you listed are all career 3-4 OLB's.

          Owner of ScarDraft
          Atlanta Falcons and NFL Draft Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report

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          • Originally posted by scar988 View Post
            Moorehead is a 4-3 UT and he was cut. at 999 he would never be able to play in the 4-3 NT spot.

            Sidbury can't play in Zone either.

            Anderson is only 282. not really big enough for the 3-4.

            Abe would be horrible in the 3-4 as well since he can't cover. the guys you listed are all career 3-4 OLB's.
            Cut, wasn't he slated to be the opening day starter? WTF! lol

            Those guys I listed never cover anyone, well almost never. They're all just DE's with different labels. Anderson could put on a few pounds without any problem, if need be. Oh, and anyone can play a zone, you just drop into your zone and cover anyone that comes through it until they leave it....it's pretty simple.

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            • Prodigy, it's not that simple. the one thing I know extremely well is defensive schemes, and we just don't have the personnel to run a base 3-4.

              Owner of ScarDraft
              Atlanta Falcons and NFL Draft Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report

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