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#21 TheGreatestOfAllTimeCam

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:14 PM

The huddle scoops everything

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

Got Damnit this article just validated every moran that's called into the radio for the past 3 months.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

I don't see us making a complete switch right now. I think that we'll dabble, if you will, from play to play to keep offenses off balance.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

The two most important pieces of the 34 are OLB and NT.

We have neither.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

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.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

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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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:45 PM

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.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:49 PM

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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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:01 PM

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

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

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


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