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If the Panthers switched to a 3-4 Defense...This is what it would look like

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Just now, I'm the Mike said:

Great analysis. Would read again.

I could go into depth about why it is a bad idea, and talk about how the players we have are not suited for a 3-4 defense, and how it would be ridiculous to draft a taller player to replace Star or Short just to fit a defensive scheme that the rest of the defense is not suited for. Or how moving TD to an inside backer position in a 3-4 would be a horrible move. Or how Shaq is small for a 4-3 LB, and you want him to play OLB in a 3-4? 

But I thought it would just be easier to say no and get on with my life.

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you cant just switch a 4-3 OLB to a 3-4 OLB or a 3-4 ILB. That's not how this works.

Daeshon Hall is on IR, also is more of a 3-4 DE than OLB. And you take out our best pass rusher in Addison and replace him with a 2nd year DT playing DE?

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2 minutes ago, sharkkiller said:

I could go into depth about why it is a bad idea, and talk about how the players we have are not suited for a 3-4 defense, and how it would be ridiculous to draft a taller player to replace Star or Short just to fit a defensive scheme that the rest of the defense is not suited for. Or how moving TD to an inside backer position in a 3-4 would be a horrible move. Or how Shaq is small for a 4-3 LB, and you want him to play OLB in a 3-4? 

But I thought it would just be easier to say no and get on with my life.

I lightly touched some of those points in the original post and I agree with you to an extent, but i'm not talking about replacing Star or Short. I'm talking about getting Butler, Peppers, and Addison on the field at the same time.

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5 minutes ago, sharkkiller said:

I could go into depth about why it is a bad idea, and talk about how the players we have are not suited for a 3-4 defense, and how it would be ridiculous to draft a taller player to replace Star or Short just to fit a defensive scheme that the rest of the defense is not suited for. Or how moving TD to an inside backer position in a 3-4 would be a horrible move. Or how Shaq is small for a 4-3 LB, and you want him to play OLB in a 3-4? 

But I thought it would just be easier to say no and get on with my life.

Yeah all this!! Back to the drawing board..

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1 minute ago, I'm the Mike said:

I lightly touched some of those points in the original post and I agree with you to an extent, but i'm not talking about replacing Star or Short. I'm talking about getting Butler, Peppers, and Addison on the field at the same time.

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To make it actually work we would have to draft some more talent at OLB and usually you want taller NT/Edge guys for their length, but it would be interesting to see if we ever had a Wade Phillips or Dick Labeau type DC. Thoughts?

Did I misread this part?

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