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Look at two of the best defenses in the leage in the Pats and the Chargers. They run a defensive scheme that gives the front 7 a huge advantage.

When an OLine is blocking against a 3-4, they don't know which LB, if any, is rushing the passer on any specific play. That gives pass rushing specialists like Shawne Merriman and DeMarcus Ware a huge advantage over the offensive line.

Not only are offensive lines confused by which LB is blitzing, they also have to think about which hole the blitzing rushers will attack on a given play.

We have John Abraham, one of the best pass rushers in the league. With his siza, athleticism and speed, he could be for us what Merrimanand Ware are for their teams.

We have Jamaal Anderson, a DE with a huge frame that lacks the pass rushing skills of a pure 4-3 DE. But he was decent against the run at times during his rookie year. If he gains bulk in the offseason, he'd be a perfect fit as a 3-4 DE. Coleman and Babs are also good fits as at DE.

In the Draft, we should take Vernon Gholston and play him opposite Abraham. They'd be a fearsome OLB tandem in the 3-4.

We have Boley, who is versatile and talented enough to succeed in any defensive system. Plug him in at one of ther ILB spots.

With one of our 1st day picks we should draft an ILB.We have Brooking, who isn't quite done just yet. He could rotate with the draftee and groom him his rookie year.

Gholston, Abe and Boley would apply sick pressure. Dhall is the leader of a talented young secondary. We could have an ELITE defense..

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platonic (1/14/2008)
Look at two of the best defenses in the leage in the Pats and the Chargers. They run a defensive scheme that gives the front 7 a huge advantage.

When an OLine is blocking against a 3-4, they don't know which LB, if any, is rushing the passer on any specific play. That gives pass rushing specialists like Shawne Merriman and DeMarcus Ware a huge advantage over the offensive line.

Not only are offensive lines confused by which LB is blitzing, they also have to think about which hole the blitzing rushers will attack on a given play.

We have John Abraham, one of the best pass rushers in the league. With his siza, athleticism and speed, he could be for us what Merrimanand Ware are for their teams.

We have Jamaal Anderson, a DE with a huge frame that lacks the pass rushing skills of a pure 4-3 DE. But he was decent against the run at times during his rookie year. If he gains bulk in the offseason, he'd be a perfect fit as a 3-4 DE. Coleman and Babs are also good fits as at DE.

In the Draft, we should take Vernon Gholston and play him opposite Abraham. They'd be a fearsome OLB tandem in the 3-4.

We have Boley, who is versatile and talented enough to succeed in any defensive system. Plug him in at one of ther ILB spots.

With one of our 1st day picks we should draft an ILB.We have Brooking, who isn't quite done just yet. He could rotate with the draftee and groom him his rookie year.

Gholston, Abe and Boley would apply sick pressure. Dhall is the leader of a talented young secondary. We could have an ELITE defense..

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Abe, boley, Dmo , and Groves.

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platonic (1/14/2008)
Look at two of the best defenses in the leage in the Pats and the Chargers. They run a defensive scheme that gives the front 7 a huge advantage.

When an OLine is blocking against a 3-4, they don't know which LB, if any, is rushing the passer on any specific play. That gives pass rushing specialists like Shawne Merriman and DeMarcus Ware a huge advantage over the offensive line.

Not only are offensive lines confused by which LB is blitzing, they also have to think about which hole the blitzing rushers will attack on a given play.

We have John Abraham, one of the best pass rushers in the league. With his siza, athleticism and speed, he could be for us what Merrimanand Ware are for their teams.

We have Jamaal Anderson, a DE with a huge frame that lacks the pass rushing skills of a pure 4-3 DE. But he was decent against the run at times during his rookie year. If he gains bulk in the offseason, he'd be a perfect fit as a 3-4 DE. Coleman and Babs are also good fits as at DE.

In the Draft, we should take Vernon Gholston and play him opposite Abraham. They'd be a fearsome OLB tandem in the 3-4.

We have Boley, who is versatile and talented enough to succeed in any defensive system. Plug him in at one of ther ILB spots.

With one of our 1st day picks we should draft an ILB.We have Brooking, who isn't quite done just yet. He could rotate with the draftee and groom him his rookie year.

Gholston, Abe and Boley would apply sick pressure. Dhall is the leader of a talented young secondary. We could have an ELITE defense..

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We'll need a NT that can dominate for the entire game, plus the whole thing has to be done correctly. Plus, we'll need a stud at safety. Someone opposite Milloy who can dominate within the box and be good in pass coverage. It's appealing, but we'll see.

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We'll need a NT that can dominate for the entire game, plus the whole thing has to be done correctly. Plus, we'll need a stud at safety. Someone opposite Milloy who can dominate within the box and be good in pass coverage. It's appealing, but we'll see.

Albert Haynesworth and J Will is ten times better then we give him credit for.

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Beau J (1/14/2008)
Colts have the number 2 defense and run a 4-3. It's possible.

Yes it's possible both ways. But the 3-4 can be more dominant imo. Abe could lead the league in Sacks in a good 3-4. Boley is a great pass rusher as well. Gholston in the first round would put it over the top. All we need is a NT. Throw the bank at Haynesworth and this would be the best D, by FAR, in the division.

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magestik63 (1/14/2008)
i dont think gholston is a top 5 pick though. i would love to trade down (unless dmac is there at 3-4) and possibly get 2 later first rounds and pick up laurenitis with the first, and then later pick up gholston

p.s. go buckeyes

if that happened, we wouldn't have to worry about our LB core for a LOOOOOOOONG time
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swiftkick (1/14/2008)
this guy lost me when he said the Pats have one of the best defenses:D

Exactly,their offense has people trying to play catch up and that makes any defense better.They are good but I would rather have a defense that runs multiple looks.3-4 and 4-3 with some 3-3-5.

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i will say this again, we do not have the personnel for the 3-4 currently, had we kept grady and could convince abraham to play olb then it would be possible but we dont have the nose tackle for it and one of abes big reasons for wanting out of new york was the switch to a 3-4, abraham is a hand down speed pash rusher not an olb, none of our interior d line have shown the size or strength to handle the nose in a 3-4 which is the toughest spot in that scheme due to constant doubles in run and at times triple team in pass rush

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fear_the_d (1/14/2008)
i will say this again, we do not have the personnel for the 3-4 currently, had we kept grady and could convince abraham to play olb then it would be possible but we dont have the nose tackle for it and one of abes big reasons for wanting out of new york was the switch to a 3-4, abraham is a hand down speed pash rusher not an olb, none of our interior d line have shown the size or strength to handle the nose in a 3-4 which is the toughest spot in that scheme due to constant doubles in run and at times triple team in pass rush

thank u some1 wit knowledge. ABE isnt going to play OLB

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i will say this again, we do not have the personnel for the 3-4 currently, had we kept grady and could convince abraham to play olb then it would be possible but we dont have the nose tackle for it and one of abes big reasons for wanting out of new york was the switch to a 3-4, abraham is a hand down speed pash rusher not an olb, none of our interior d line have shown the size or strength to handle the nose in a 3-4 which is the toughest spot in that scheme due to constant doubles in run and at times triple team in pass rush

thank u some1 wit knowledge. ABE isnt going to play OLB

Fotunately for us Abe is under contract and will do whatever the new coach will want. I have seen Abe covering receivers 25 yards down field. Remember the Carolina game and that play he made on Drew Carter or Colbert? He has all the tools to play OLB in a 3-4. Boley does too.

In my opinion we are 2 starter away from being able to run the 3-4 effectively. I think we need a NT. Trey Williams can help out there. We also need another ILB. Let Brooking go and pick up a ILB. LB's aren't usually a problem in free agency.

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fear_the_d (1/14/2008)
i will say this again, we do not have the personnel for the 3-4 currently, had we kept grady and could convince abraham to play olb then it would be possible but we dont have the nose tackle for it and one of abes big reasons for wanting out of new york was the switch to a 3-4, abraham is a hand down speed pash rusher not an olb, none of our interior d line have shown the size or strength to handle the nose in a 3-4 which is the toughest spot in that scheme due to constant doubles in run and at times triple team in pass rush

thank u some1 wit knowledge. ABE isnt going to play OLB

Fotunately for us Abe is under contract and will do whatever the new coach will want. I have seen Abe covering receivers 25 yards down field. Remember the Carolina game and that play he made on Drew Carter or Colbert? He has all the tools to play OLB in a 3-4. Boley does too.

In my opinion we are 2 starter away from being able to run the 3-4 effectively. I think we need a NT. Trey Williams can help out there. We also need another ILB. Let Brooking go and pick up a ILB. LB's aren't usually a problem in free agency.

lol, this is the nfl not college, tell abe to play LB and watch as he demands a trade or release, and as far as him downfield the man is an absolute pursuit demon, one of the best ive seen but he will refuse to play LB, he wants that hand on the ground sprinter stance

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fear_the_d (1/14/2008)
i will say this again, we do not have the personnel for the 3-4 currently, had we kept grady and could convince abraham to play olb then it would be possible but we dont have the nose tackle for it and one of abes big reasons for wanting out of new york was the switch to a 3-4, abraham is a hand down speed pash rusher not an olb, none of our interior d line have shown the size or strength to handle the nose in a 3-4 which is the toughest spot in that scheme due to constant doubles in run and at times triple team in pass rush

Abraham wanted a long term contract and they wouldnt budge.Last year he dropped into coverage and did a lot of olb type of play.Players play were they are told.I think abe is a team player.I dont buy all the jets fans complaining.

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BigSlick (1/14/2008)
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fear_the_d (1/14/2008)
i will say this again, we do not have the personnel for the 3-4 currently, had we kept grady and could convince abraham to play olb then it would be possible but we dont have the nose tackle for it and one of abes big reasons for wanting out of new york was the switch to a 3-4, abraham is a hand down speed pash rusher not an olb, none of our interior d line have shown the size or strength to handle the nose in a 3-4 which is the toughest spot in that scheme due to constant doubles in run and at times triple team in pass rush

thank u some1 wit knowledge. ABE isnt going to play OLB

Fotunately for us Abe is under contract and will do whatever the new coach will want. I have seen Abe covering receivers 25 yards down field. Remember the Carolina game and that play he made on Drew Carter or Colbert? He has all the tools to play OLB in a 3-4. Boley does too.

In my opinion we are 2 starter away from being able to run the 3-4 effectively. I think we need a NT. Trey Williams can help out there. We also need another ILB. Let Brooking go and pick up a ILB. LB's aren't usually a problem in free agency.

No disrespect, but this is not Madden. The second the first rumor comes out about us running something like that Abe will ask for a trade. He CANNOT and WILL NOT play OLB under any circumstances, if you don't believe me look at some tape of his games when he tried this with the Jets. This is one of many reasons he wanted out of NY. We are not 2 starters away from running a 3-4, we are about 7.

We do not have the players that have anywhere close to the size or strength to play the scheme. Boley, maybe, maybe can play OLB in a 3-4, but that's it. Coleman could move to end, but seem doesn't have the strength to move back blockers. Jamal Anderson has the size and frame, but not strong enough at this point. Definitely not fast enough to cover WR's. I don't even want to talk about Keith Brooking and Demorrio. Can we build this eventually? Sure, but it will take a long while and some drastic moves.

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