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3-4 Defense?

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With a new head coach comes the possibility that, depending on who we hire as defensive coordinator, we could be switching schemes. That could include a switch to a base 3-4.

Personally I think this would be a good idea as it would allow us to unlock Brian Burns' full potential as an edge rusher and better hide his deficiencies as a run defender.

If we were to switch what would our front 7 look like? We need edge help regardless, but does Derrick Brown play DE or stay inside? Where would Frankie Luvu play? I'm not sure he's a pure edge defender or mike linebacker.

Would a switch mean Jeremy Chinn stays at safety? I don't see a big role for him in the front 7 of a 3-4 defense.

If nothing else it's something to think about as Reich puts his staff together.

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1 minute ago, Harbingers said:

If we go 3-4 we are going to have to completely rebuild the defense. From the ground up. 

Not really most our young edge rushers fit that mold tbh.  Derrick Brown would be natural fit at a 3-4 end imo, i think we could really go either way.

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I guess it depends. I think Brown could handle the middle but he might be ideal on the edge. I think our personnel would work somewhat..

IF I had to shuffle around and make it work, the most effective lineup would be:

Brown - (Need a body) - Yetur(??) 

Burns- Luvu - Chinn - Haynes

That's with the thought of bringing Chinn back closer to the LOS and Shaq being a cap casualty. 

We'd get pressure but would likely suffer in the run game the first year. Wish we would have signed Reddick to a multi year when had the chance. 

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The modern defense is so mixed scheme wise, there's barely even a true "base" defense for over half the teams.  

We do need a guy that could line 3 or 5 tech depending on Brown and Burns' assignments. Absolutely LOVED Justin Madubuike the other year and that player type is who I'd love to target.


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