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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by CantonLegend Defensive coordinator Rex Ryan likes to switch between the 3-4, 4-3, 4-4-3 and 46 fronts. He will use defenders in various positions, because a number of starters can line up in multiple positions. While the 2000 ...

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Old 04-27-2010, 03:11 PM   #31
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Re: Adalius Thomas released by the Patriots

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Defensive coordinator Rex Ryan likes to switch between the 3-4, 4-3, 4-4-3 and 46 fronts. He will use defenders in various positions, because a number of starters can line up in multiple positions. While the 2000 Ravens led by coordinator Marvin Lewis was quite vanilla, the 2006 Ravens are Ben & Jerry's Rocky Road.

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now the defense is in a 3-4 pretty much exclusively
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True, but the point is that Thomas' production dropped in the Pats' 3-4. He was very productive with the Ravens and their four man fronts in whichever formation.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #32
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True, but the point is that Thomas' production dropped in the Pats' 3-4. He was very productive with the Ravens and their four man fronts in whichever formation.
hes managing over 120 tackles per season....im not sure thats a decrease in production......its a drop in production from his defensive MVP years when he was in his prime tho

im sure age has something to do with it
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:28 PM   #33
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hes managing over 120 tackles per season....im not sure thats a decrease in production......its a drop in production from his defensive MVP years when he was in his prime tho

im sure age has something to do with it
Where are you getting 120 tackles? He has totaled under 35 each of the past two seasons.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:37 PM   #34
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Where are you getting 120 tackles? He has totaled under 35 each of the past two seasons.
cuz i was talking about ray ray.....you were talking about adalius thomas i guess
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:43 PM   #35
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cuz i was talking about ray ray.....you were talking about adalius thomas i guess
Yes. We were talking about Thomas and his possible value to the Saints. The was much more productive behind a four man front in Baltimore than he was in the much more conservative 3-4 of the Patriots.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:59 PM   #36
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Re: Adalius Thomas released by the Patriots

Most run and gun LBs favor the 4 man D line to eat up blockers. Ray said something to the effect that it was like, "being let out of jail" when the team went back to a 4 man line a few seasons back.

I wasn't talking about the past season, sorry for any confusion. Just making the point that unless you are a member of the Dome Patrol your numbers will likely drop in a 3-4 due to more blocks to shed. Adalius is 32 so he still has a couple of years I'm sure.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:30 AM   #37
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What would it hurt to sign any of these guys to maybe one year deals? Take them to camp, and if they don't work out, let them walk. Just an idea.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:55 AM   #38
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No adalius thomas, See the new orleans game he's slow looked like a defensive tackle running up field out there, I'd pass for youth, john henderson is another story that dude is nuts!
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:20 AM   #39
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Re: Adalius Thomas released by the Patriots

How about Henderson AND Thomas?
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