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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by westbankdaze As for Ryan's play book did you see how many times we were in 4-3 alignment on Sunday? We played in that formation for most of the first series. And do you understand that it's preseason? ...

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Old 08-26-2013, 09:13 PM   #21
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As for Ryan's play book did you see how many times we were in 4-3 alignment on Sunday? We played in that formation for most of the first series.
And do you understand that it's preseason? And Ryan isn't showing the Falcons too much film to prepare?

What you think they've been running 4-3 all through training camp?
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:24 PM   #22
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Desperate times require desperate measures. Play to our strengths now. I'd take our four best DL over our four best LB right now.

As for Ryan's play book did you see how many times we were in 4-3 alignment on Sunday? We played in that formation for most of the first series.
Then what are you yammering about? There is nothing to abandon.... We are in a 3-4 only 20% of the time.
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He plays smart. True we may have to make him a 2 down player. But he still has a few good years.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:39 PM   #24
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Just go back when he was with the Falcowns we was burning him. He kind of like Roman Harper how the hell you can cover a damn TE.
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Just go back when he was with the Falcowns we was burning him. He kind of like Roman Harper how the hell you can cover a damn TE.
We do the same thing w/ Graham... Teams almost have to double a good TE
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #26
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Hey I was all for a 3-4 defense but let's face it we just don't have the LBs and now we have all this talent on the front line. It makes total sense.

Why is that insane?
I disagree, I don't know how this new guy plays or even if he starts but if he does he and Junior can play outside and put Tez inside with Hawthorn, Lofton is good on run downs only, Humber looks much better than Lofton on the inside and plays the pass better. I like Lofton but a 3-4 lb. he is not. We could have a really good set of 3-4 lb.'s if they play them to their strengths.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:36 AM   #27
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Guys. We can argue semantics all day long but our D is atrocious. If we are going to go down again this year id rather it be with the young guns than the same ole show from last year.

To me we should abandon the 3-4 this year and go back to a 4-3 with Foster in the DL lineup. Since we are hurting so bad at LB going back to 3 LB might make some sense.
No offense but, 3-4....4-3.... you're getting caught up in semantics as well..

The "change" to 3-4 was not as drastic as you may think. Payton's brought in 3-4 type defenders for years. D Coordinators say they're only lined up in a 3-4 less than 20% of the time anyway.

We changed DC's. THAT was the most important part. You can call it a 2-7-2 defense if you like, but the (positive) difference is Rob Ryan.
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Curtis Lofton was a prize free agent just last year. He may need to play only 2 downs at a time, but we'll get the best out of him this year. Ryan will use him to his strengths.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:27 PM   #30
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It is ironic that now we finally have the players for a decent 4-3 setup with Hicks/Jordan maturing and Humber/Hawthorne looking so solid. But it's a 3-4 league now anyway. Well past time the change was made.

Lofton is a good player. Yes he has to be protected but that is one of the great things about a 3-4 defense. He can be the player that he is and his weakness don't hurt you so much because you have a rangier guy next to him that can play coverage and run sideline to sideline.
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