Joe Gibbs Club Member
- Aug 1, 2009
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A couple of us have been banging this drum for several years now. The reply is almost invariably..."we line up in a 4-3 base such and such percentage of the time anyway."Everything else Shanahan brought here we have jettisoned.
It's time for the 3-4 to go.
There are a few teams that have the talent and FIT to run the 3-4.
We don't have an LT or Terrell Suggs or guys the Steelers had like Greg Lloyd or James Harrison.
We also don't have Jim Burt, Haloti Ngata or Casey Hampton.
It's just time to admit that and move on.
My reply is usually, if we are a 3-4 defense, but run the 4-3 more than 50% of the time...we're not a 3-4, and should stop scheming as such. There is no hybrid 3-4/4-3...just scheme the way the talent fits, not continue to plug players into a scheme they don't fit! You may be able to do that on offense, but not defense.
I am convinced this was a mandate from high up, and that pisses me off because they had the best 3-4 coach in the history of the game in the office and did not sign him. Now? He's running a good defense again in LA.