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Panthers Switching to 3-4 Defense...

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Actually there has been indications we could use a hybrid defense which will use both 4-3 and 3-4 looks depending on the opponent and the situation. As for last year we went with a 4-3-4 51% of the time and a 4-2-5 38% of the time which means 90% of the time we used a 4 man front.

http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/04/11/fantasy-defensive-personnel-packages-%E2%80%93-part-1/

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So Ron Rivera has cleared this up and said that the 3-4 will be an OPTION in our defense. Citing that when teams have to prepare for more than one defense its better for us.

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This was covered yesterday:

According to NFL.com's Michael Lombardi, the Panthers are switching to a 3-4 defense.

Lombardi matter-of-factly dropped the news in a season preview, suggesting the switch has been common knowledge in league circles for some time. The alignment change has never been reported by the Charlotte Observer, which would be quite a miss for the Panthers' home paper. If true, the move wouldn't be entirely out of the blue, as coach Ron Rivera has extensive experience running a 3-4, while some draft observers believed No. 9 pick ILB Luke Kuechly would be a better fit in a 3-4 scheme. We'll know whether Lombardi's story has legs within a few days.

Same day:

The Associated Press' Steve Reed disputes NFL.com's report that the Panthers are switching from a 4-3 to 3-4 base defense.

Asked on Twitter whether Michael Lombardi's report was true, Reed responded with a flat "no." Reed is a Panthers' beat writer, so he's the more reliable source on the matter. It's also highly unlikely the entire local Carolina media would have missed such a major development. Perhaps Lombardi was just assuming things based on coach Ron Rivera's history with a 3-4 defense and Carolina's selection of ILB Luke Kuechly with the No. 9 pick.

http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/nfl/car/carolina-panthers

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I think there is a difference between running a 3-4 and a coach willing to explore some situational 3-4 looks.

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Facebook post just posted by Carolina Panthers mentions a 3-4 defense as well. Hmmm..

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Another 3-4 defense thread they said, post in it they said.

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Ron Rivera confirmed that the 3-4 will be an option for the #Panthers this season.

Rivera: “When teams have to prepare for more than one type of defense, that helps."

Not quite sure why so many of us jump to conclusions. This does NOT mean we are switching to a 3-4. It infers that we are going to show 3-4 looks.

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If we have a mix and hybrid type sets lets just make up some goofy nickname for the damn defense...I just want results

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It just makes since to play both sets if we can. Different looks equal a harder time for OCs to know who is on the field.

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look on the bright side.

Can it really be much worse than the Defense last year?

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i think we will run a hybrid but a lot more 3-4 sets than last year.

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They are still running a base 4-3 defense, just with added 3-4 packages.... Atleast that is what it says in the latest panthers.com article

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