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#1 DFive

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:42 PM

.....ummm did I miss something? NFL.com's Michael Lombardi seems to know something that we don't. In his latest article, "32 Questions for 32 Teams Going into Training Camp" he has our question being revolved around us switching to the 3-4.

Carolina Panthers: How will the switch to the 3-4 defense affect their personnel? Do they have enough edge pressure to be successful? Will Charles Johnson be able to handle the edge? Carolina logged just 31 sacks as a team last year, with Johnson notching nine. Who is going to emerge as a rusher and help this defense get off the field? The Panthers were the worst three-and-out defense in the NFL last year.


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Here's the article link...http://www.nfl.com/n..._content_stream

#2 L-TownCat

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:52 PM

Lol....wait, what?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

Huddle firestorm incoming in three two one...

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

Huh? WTF? Uh? I dont know? ????? All the thoughts that ran through my head at the same time.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

Ummm this guy is nuts or just mixed up. Haven't heard nothing from Ron Rivera about switching to a 3-4. Yes Ron might call for a 3-4 set every once in awhile during a game this coming year. But we will remain in 4-3 mainly. This guy has no idea what he is talking about. LOL

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

That is the first I read anywhere about a switch to 3/4 besides the random Huddle poster with a thread of "Are We Switching to 3/4?"

I'm guessing just a mistake by Lombardi.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

*unlocks all the old 3-4 threads*

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:00 PM

We better start trading for some 3-4 personnel, and in a hurry.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:01 PM

Called it.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

Ummm this guy is nuts or just mixed up. Haven't heard nothing from Ron Rivera about switching to a 3-4. Yes Ron might call for a 3-4 set every once in awhile during a game this coming year. But we will remain in 4-3 mainly. This guy has no idea what he is talking about. LOL


Why would Rivera bother to tell the media? That's his business. If Michael has inside info, so be it. Rivera likes the 3-4 so lots of us here knew it could always happen. If anyone can make it work with the roster we have, it's him.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

The LB core of Anderson-Beason-Kuechly-Davis sounds damn good.

#12 Pejorative Miscreant

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

Huh? WTF? Uh? I dont know? ????? All the thoughts that ran through my head at the same time.


We have 4 good linebackers so the media guy just made the leap. Makes perfect sense... Until you start thinking about it 2 seconds later. Spot on for most tv analysts.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:37 PM

I call bull ish on this. The personnel isn't there. Ron Edwards is a NT but he's too old and if he goes down again, I doubt Fua can take that load again. I just don't see it.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:39 PM

When are people going to realize that 4-3 OLBs and 3-4 OLBs are COMPLETELY different players

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:42 PM

When are people going to realize that 4-3 OLBs and 3-4 OLBs are COMPLETELY different players


Never. Never ever.


75% of fans think that 3-4 means to have 4 good LB's playing at the same time.


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