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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Euphoria Our DE's and OLB shouldn't even be on an NFL field. They'd be back up on most NFL teams let alone starters in a 3-4. That's true. All I can say is, you're right. Makes me ...

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:38 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Euphoria View Post
Our DE's and OLB shouldn't even be on an NFL field.

They'd be back up on most NFL teams let alone starters in a 3-4.
That's true. All I can say is, you're right.

Makes me think our front office is best at drafting and signing offensive skilled position talent and not as good at defensive talent. (not to say they haven't tried because Loomis/Payton have put a lot of energy into the defense... except for some strong exceptions, some of those investments just didn't pay off, and it hurt).

Let's hope the new DC can give input on move to make and what players fit and where they fit.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:39 PM   #12
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As a former Steelers fan, I'd love to see us move to a 3-4; it's where I feel more comfortable and, really, isn't it all about what I want?

Our lack of QB pressure, even when blitzing, proves we definitely need to shake up the personnel...why not rebuild the scheme too?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:22 PM   #13
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My vote is with Spags, we all know he can get pressure with his front four, I think Rodgers doesn't come back to the team and we start by getting a Young aggressive DT, follow that up by getting another DE to join Jordan and Wilson
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #14
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Now more than ever, a switch to the 3-4 would be desirable. We need to look at the 49ers, Packers, Steelers as a template on how to build a good 3-4 defense. The only good 4-3 team left is the Giants ... and their defense was horrible most of the year anyway.

Covering the opponent's skilled TE's and slot receivers is key nowadays. When you run a 4-3 it is just too freaking obvious to see who is covering who and get the one-on-one matchup in man to man coverage. 4-3 zone coverages are easier to read and exploit. Brees' games vs Detroit are a prime example of this.


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Old 01-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by alleycat_126 View Post
My vote is with Spags, we all know he can get pressure with his front four, I think Rodgers doesn't come back to the team and we start by getting a Young aggressive DT, follow that up by getting another DE to join Jordan and Wilson
Romeus will be in the mix!! Agree 100% with a DT, I would like 2.
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Top 5 defenses for 2011

1. Steelers
2. Texans
3. Ravens
4. 49ers
5. Jets

All run a 3-4 We may not have the personnel but,

Just saying.
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Originally Posted by |Mitch| View Post
Martez Wilson has shown he can be a starter; and he has the speed and size to play in a 3-4 I think...
i like this kid alot but to say he has shown he can be a starter is a stretch...he has looked great in some limited duty and id like him to get the shot at starting but its not a sure thing
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