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themikestrick    237

Any chance we switch over to the 3-4 Defense next season? With Jon Beason coming back and us having a draft pick where Manti Te'o could be available we would have 4 awesome LB's. Put Luke and Jon inside and Manti and Thomas Davis outside. Thoughts?

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Mr. Scot    34,528

Not likely.

They'll continue to use occasional 3-4 looks, but I seriously doubt it'll be the base.

With regard to Beason, the combo of his contract numbers and his recent injury history doesn't speak well for his future here.

And honestly, with how good they've looked of late, why switch?

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ncsu12engr    338

First off we dont really have the right pieces for a 3-4. We would need a real nose tackle. We would also need 2 pass rushing olb's (Davis could possibly fit one of these spots. Maybe CJ in the other). Drafting Manti Te'o would be idiotic. In my opinion, if we did want to switch to 3-4 we would draft a NT in the 1st and a pass rush OLB in the 2nd or vice versa. I would rather stick to 4-3.

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Sloth    924

Rivera had us with a top 10 defense running a 4-3. That's with Best Buy cashiers playing at CB and SS.

Why would you change anything?

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mwright350    592

I just don't get why we keep asking this question.

This team is not built to run the 3-4. You can't take four good 4-3 backers and suddenly go "awesome we'll just go 3-4 to use them all". Plus we finished pretty well with what we already run...

This would be a terrible terrible idea.

One day we're going to stop asking this question every damn offseason.

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Happy Panther    3,961

Rivera knows a 3-4 and said he would occasionally run it this year before the season started.

I don't recall seeing a 3-4 scheme this year. Anyone else?

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Doyle    4,164

Rivera knows a 3-4 and said he would occasionally run it this year before the season started.

I don't recall seeing a 3-4 scheme this year. Anyone else?

Rivera just said it to shut up all the 3-4 talk.

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Mr. Scot    34,528

Rivera knows a 3-4 and said he would occasionally run it this year before the season started.

I don't recall seeing a 3-4 scheme this year. Anyone else?

They did use some looks occasionally.

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CRA    12,160

Rivera turned a weak roster into a top 10 D.....

Why switch to a 3-4?

We at least have bodies for a 4-3 front 7. We don't for a 3-4.

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TruCatzFan    592

Wow, I didn't expect the ole 3-4 "switch" thread for another month or two... This offseason will certainly be a Long one

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themikestrick    237

Rivera "feels very confident in the 3-4 and what it brings to the table. He knows its strengths and weaknesses, and has shared them with me," McDermott said. "That's part of the reason, quite frankly, that I came down here - so we could get together and merge our systems together. I think in due time you'll see that and you'll see the effectiveness of both."

and four linebackers—including first-round pick Luke Kuechly—have the versatility to play in a 3-4 scheme, according to the Panthers website

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