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I've heard this mentioned in passing, but we've played more 3-4 defenses already this year than all of last year. And 3-4 defenses tend to be better against the run. Here are the numbers (I left out SF since they run a "hybrid").

vs 3-4 defenses (MIA, NE, DAL)

o 171 yds

o 55 att

o 57 yds/game

o 3.1 yds/carry

o 2 td

o 1 fum

vs 4-3 (CAR, CHI, NO)

o 286 yds

o 61 att

o 95 yds/gm

o 4.6 yds/att

o 3 td

o 2 fum

The good news is, the only 3-4 defense we have left on our schedule is the Jets. Hopefully he can get his avg up closer to the 4.6 mark and avg at least 1 TD/GM.

He then just has to cut out the fumbles, and he has a history of protecting the football, so I'm not too worried about that.

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You know, this is strange too. Considering he came from an AFC team that ran a 3-4 defense in practice everyday, competing against more 3-4 teams most every week vs. the base 4-3 that is more prevalent in the NFC.

Things that make you go 'hmmmm'.

It would affect the linemen more than the RB.

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You know, this is strange too. Considering he came from an AFC team that ran a 3-4 defense in practice everyday, competing against more 3-4 teams most every week vs. the base 4-3 that is more prevalent in the NFC.

Things that make you go 'hmmmm'.

It makes me think that it is more on the O-Line than Turner.

Also, I think Snellings success against some of the same teams has come from teams backing off the line and not concentrating on him like they do Turner.

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I've heard this mentioned in passing, but we've played more 3-4 defenses already this year than all of last year. And 3-4 defenses tend to be better against the run. Here are the numbers (I left out SF since they run a "hybrid").

vs 3-4 defenses (MIA, NE, DAL)

o 171 yds

o 55 att

o 57 yds/game

o 3.1 yds/carry

o 2 td

o 1 fum

vs 4-3 (CAR, CHI, NO)

o 286 yds

o 61 att

o 95 yds/gm

o 4.6 yds/att

o 3 td

o 2 fum

The good news is, the only 3-4 defense we have left on our schedule is the Jets. Hopefully he can get his avg up closer to the 4.6 mark and avg at least 1 TD/GM.

He then just has to cut out the fumbles, and he has a history of protecting the football, so I'm not too worried about that.

I agree with this assessment as well. I've felt this way for a while.

Now - for the rest of the season - we should do well in the run game against the 3-4 and I think our defense will have to show up big in the Jets game and we might be able to squeeze a win out there.

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True. But i think it has been an issue with him not hitting the holes in a few of those games. For whatever reason, he just tends to play better against the 4-3 defense. Maybe its got something to do with the blocking schemes and the O-Lines adjustment to the 3-4 gaps. Either way, im just happy he's found a stride and hope he keeps it going.

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