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We Should Move To 3/4 Def. This Year


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The more i think about who we have as free agents and bad contracts we could feild a strong 3/4 with the money (abe 10 mill and 6 mill babs) needed to fill the holes. Timing couldn't be better. Peters and Edwards as ends. sign a FA NT with walker and jerry as back-up. Draft a LB with Sid and Mathews standing up. what do you think?

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Considering how our 4-3 hasnt done crap, and considering Nolan has made his name designing 3-4 defenses, I dont see why we just dont start migrating to a 3-4. I know Nolan worked with 4-3 systems long ago but Nolan built his reputation with his 3-4 schemes.

We've drafted and built 4-3 all these years, but they havent worked. Just make the change-over now, and get it over with. We're going to lose Abraham anyway, Edwards whatever. Draft a fat NT and move Babs and Peters to DE, move Bierman/Sidbury to OLB, keep Spoon and Lofton as ILB.

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If we don't, and keep Abe at 8 mii down from 10 mil to play 20% of the snaps at 35. We keep Babs at 31 with decreasing #'s 47- 27 - 21 tackles to sacks 6 - 4 - 1 at 6 mil. Heck 14 mil will get a fine NT and FS and back ups for a 3/4. Timing of these contracts and cost to me makes sense.

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I agree IF the team were ever to make the move, now would be the time.

We have a great 3-4 coach, and most the players who dont fit are either UFA or on the chopping block anyways like Jerry and Babs (only if we went 3-4 due to his $6M or so hit)

Honestly he isnt a big fat boy, but Peters could play the NT spot IMO, due to his strength and ability to take on double teams. Reminds me of how Ratliff does it in DAL @ 295 lbs, he started at 285 or so there. Worst case, he can play the DE, but he doesnt have the ideal length.

Let's see what we would realistically need in the front 7.

RE - Edwards

NT - Peters, Walker

LE -

OLB - Weatherspoon

ILB - Lofton

ILB - Dent

OLB - Sidbury?(IMO would need a good OLB like Spencer or A. Brooks)

So either a starting DE or NT, depending where you see Peters fitting and a starting OLB. Possibly a 2nd starting DE, depending on how the staff feels Edwards fits. I think he would play well there honestly.

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Considering how our 4-3 hasnt done crap, and considering Nolan has made his name designing 3-4 defenses, I dont see why we just dont start migrating to a 3-4. I know Nolan worked with 4-3 systems long ago but Nolan built his reputation with his 3-4 schemes.

We've drafted and built 4-3 all these years, but they havent worked. Just make the change-over now, and get it over with. We're going to lose Abraham anyway, Edwards whatever. Draft a fat NT and move Babs and Peters to DE, move Bierman/Sidbury to OLB, keep Spoon and Lofton as ILB.

agreed! start the process now! imo, they will probably toy around with it and see if most of current personell can make change and start filling n the gaps

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