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A 3-4 D? Just wondering. With all the LB talent, it seems like it would only help a weak D Line. If I'm missing a disadvantage let me know.

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How many times has this topic come up? As said before, the players needed for a 4-3 and a 3-4 are two completely different things. We have the personnel to run a mediocre 4-3 set. We do not have the personnel to run even a mediocre 3-4. It's not like we just have three linemen and four LB's, 4-3 OLBs and 3-4 OLBs are two completely different animals. For example, our 3-4 OLBs would probably be Applewhite and I'm thinking Keiser. 4-3 OLBs are more equivalent to 3-4 ILBs. 3-4 is centered around pass rush, really. We just don't have the personnel to field a decent 3-4.
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Asking that question shows how little you know about football.

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I think our LBs are more than good enough to play 3-4. What would be the real problem with throwing our best LBs out there along with our best DEs and our best DT? Our LBs are GREAT.

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[quote name='Jackofalltrades' timestamp='1348343327' post='1915552']
Asking that question shows how little you know about football.
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Can you answer? Or just stay off topic?

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[quote name='Care-Oh-Linuh' timestamp='1348343550' post='1915558']


Can you answer? Or just stay off topic?
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Argus answered it pretty well, not to mention this is a topic that has been beaten to death.

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If I'm understanding correctly, Beason, TD, Anderson, and Kuechly couldn't handle a 3-4?

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[quote name='Jackofalltrades' timestamp='1348343651' post='1915559']


Argus answered it pretty well, not to mention this is a topic that has been beaten to death.
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I could post a "FIRE X" thread if you want. Or maybe an "it's all over smh" thread. If he answered it well, your input wasn't needed then was it?

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[quote name='Care-Oh-Linuh' timestamp='1348343699' post='1915560']
If I'm understanding correctly, Beason, TD, Anderson, and Kuechly couldn't handle a 3-4?
[/quote]These players would be inside LB's in a 3-4. They are not suited to play OLB's in a 3-4. 3-4 OLB's are pass rush specialists. The only similarity is the name linebacker, which is a misnomer in my opinion. The two positions are nothing alike.

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good grief...we do not have the personel for a 3-4...we barely have the personel for a 4-3...until we infuse some talent into the d-line and secondary it doesn't matter who's coaching or what our base defense is...when will people understand this?!?

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[quote name='Care-Oh-Linuh' timestamp='1348343699' post='1915560']
If I'm understanding correctly, Beason, TD, Anderson, and Kuechly couldn't handle a 3-4?
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Sorry to say, but no they cannot. Beast is not yet back to Beasting, Anderson is overrated, and Kuechly is still rookieing it pretty badly. Davis can play outside in a 3-4 if he is healthy. Just not sure he is there yet.

So no, we do not have the personell at LBer to play the 3-4.

We would have to shuffle players around,, relearn a new system, and pretty much start from scratch. That prospect is not endearing to a staff in, try and get this ship going in the right direction mode.

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[quote name='Argus Plexus' timestamp='1348344031' post='1915562']
These players would be inside LB's in a 3-4. They are not suited to play OLB's in a 3-4. 3-4 OLB's are pass rush specialists. The only similarity is the name linebacker, which is a misnomer in my opinion. The two positions are nothing alike.
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I understand the positioning. Thank you for not being a douche also. But isn't our D strongest when the best players are on the field? <<<common sense, I know. Sitting a LB on every play makes me feel like the D isn't complete when they take the field.

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