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  • Switch to 3-4 in the cards?

    http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=6762

    Originally posted by Paul Guenther (Linebacking Assistant)
    He can play inside or outside in a 4-3 or a 3-4," Guenther said of the base 4-3. "I think once we get acclimated, we're going to want to play some three-man line, and he's a guy with that great flexibility.
    Talking about Rivers here, does this mean we could actually start playing 3-4 D? First time I've seen a coach on any level even hint that we might play it rather than say "it's a possibility".

  • #2
    i dont think we will run strictly the 3-4/ in fact i know we wont. we may, however, have a 3-4 package which would be awesome. the more packages we have available the more ways we can confuse the opposing offense and thus dominate. haha


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    • #3
      Oh , I agree. We don't have the players to play 3-4 permanently, but a package just gives us that extra option and depending how we draft next year, we might move more in that direction and start playing the hybrid Marvin developed at Baltimore.
      Last edited by Geo; 04-28-2008, 04:25 PM.

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      • #4
        I think we will run the hybrid defense and have multiple 3-4 sets but remain a 4-3 base. If Shirley can work his crap out and develop, he's DEFINITELY nose tackle material with that size...

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        • #5
          I think we should really start playing the new super defense of the future....the 0-7 defense....thats right no front line and 7 linebackers...how does it work...I have no idea!!!!!!!!!

          I think as long as Shirley can stay sober and not drive his car into apartments we have a legit chance of running a 3-4 sometimes.

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          • #6
            Well with Shirley listed at 350lbs on some sites, we might be able to run a 1-6 at the minimum !!!

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            • #7
              I think this has been pretty evident without being formally stated. We'll definitely have some 34 looks once the D is comfortable in the new scheme. I think we have the versatility already regardless of the rookies but we definitely drafted a few who could ease that transition.

              ^A Bonekrusher production^
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              • #8
                Definitely hopes of a hybrid.

                OLB - Robert Geathers
                ILB - Odell Thurman
                ILB - Ahmad Brooks
                OLB - Keith Rivers

                DE - Thornton/Fanene
                NT - Peko/Shirley
                DE - Rucker/Odom

                Thornton/Fanene are probably best suited for ends in terms of size. Rucker/Odom have potential at the spots.

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                • #9
                  Yeah. Here's how I see it:

                  Base 4-3

                  LE:Geathers
                  DT:Peko
                  DT:Thornton/Shirley
                  RE:Odom

                  SLB:Brooks
                  MLB:Rivers (I know, I know)
                  WLB:Thurman

                  3-4

                  LE:Thornton/Sims
                  NT:Peko/Shirley
                  RE:Odom/Rucker

                  LOLB:Geathers
                  ILB:Brooks
                  ILB:Thurman
                  ROLB:Rivers

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                  • #10
                    I'd rather see Brooks outside in a 34 than Rivers.

                    ^A Bonekrusher production^
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                    • #11
                      Wasn't sure where Rivers fit in the 3-4 so I can take swapping him and Ahmad for sure. I guess it'd make a lot more sense given Ahmad's pass rushing abilities.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BengalMedic View Post
                        Well with Shirley listed at 350lbs on some sites, we might be able to run a 1-6 at the minimum !!!
                        Headline "Bengals just sign Mack Truck to play DT in the Bengals new 1-6 scheme. While some people may doubt his "motor" he definantly has great "drive". Truck weighs in at 4 tons and is expected to immediately make an impact on the defensive line.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by StripedWalrus View Post
                          Headline "Bengals just sign Mack Truck to play DT in the Bengals new 1-6 scheme. While some people may doubt his "motor" he definantly has great "drive". Truck weighs in at 4 tons and is expected to immediately make an impact on the defensive line.
                          Well, he's got to be better than Pepsi machine was !!!

                          Anyway, are you guys forgetting Sims in the defensive lineup ?? I just think he's going to get the initial nod when it comes to playing time and if Shirley gets all his issues taken care of, his will come. As for Rivers, he would definitely be a better fit on the inside in either a 4-3 or a 3-4.

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