neoleo wrote:mattvan1 wrote:neoleo wrote:
I think your message is getting lost behind the tie-in to the 3-4. Because I'm with Pup, it doesn't matter if the Browns run a 4-3, a 3-4 or aligns itself as a fucking soccer team, the defense needed a pass rusher, 2 LB's, a CB and S (and maybe a goal keeper). Those needs haven't changed. Switching to the 3-4 a big deal? Sure, but so was staying in the 4-3.
Except that a 3-4 pass rusher is not the same as a 4-3 pass rusher, and the LBs are not the same either. The only "no big deal" is at the CB and S positions.
Not sure I like the idea of using Phat Phil as the NT for 50 snaps a game. Across the entire front 7 techniques are different, reads are different, assignments are different.....It's not the end of the world, just another step backwards.
I can already set the O/U on wins at 6 and feel pretty comfortable.
So before you needed a DE (pass rusher) and 2 LB's, and now you need an OLB (pass rusher) and two other LB's.
The players needed to fill those voids aren't the same, but you have the same amount of needs at the same positions.
True. But then don't forget that the other guys are essentially playing out of position until they get the hang of things. As I wrote above - not the end of the world but yet another step back.
And J. Sheard at SS? UFO defense all over again.