Re: Could the Casey Hampton Injury Push Steelers Towards A 4-3 Defense?
I don't see us moving to a 4-3 under LeBeau for next season. It's literally too spectacular of a change to scrap the playbook and plug in personal to fit that identity and criteria. I can see us adding sub-packages that results in that matter as far as distinguishing a disguise but we simply don't have the personal to go straight 4-3. Maybe the era after LeBeau, then Tomlin may feel the need to switch things up and go more of a Tampa 2 defense he ran in Tampa Bay but I don't really see it happening.
This is Tomlin' s 5th season as head coach with little to no signs of switching anything up on the defensive side of the ball. This years draft will be telling but considering that maybe it is Keith Butler's defense once LeBeau hangs them up (he turned down several offers to stay since he's the next man in line for D-Coordinator) then I think the Steelers stay within their 3-4 comfort zone, especially drafting the likes of guys like Chris Carter and Jason Worlids to take over the outside linebacking duties for depth purpose's.
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