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Old 01-28-2012, 04:49 AM   #21
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Default Re: Could the Casey Hampton Injury Push Steelers Towards A 4-3 Defense?

i personally like our defense and dont care either ways if we stick with the 3-4 or go 4-3. we have players that can play both types and will basically have the same players on the field. we were unstoppable as a 4-3 in the 70's and we were great with the 4-3 more recently.

im not going to complain or say its not possible like some of you if Tomlin decides to change and im certainly not going to complain if we stay the same. either way we have the players to be dominant.

odds are we will remain a 3-4 and draft a NT in the 1st round of the draft
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Default Re: Could the Casey Hampton Injury Push Steelers Towards A 4-3 Defense?

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We really don't have the personell to run the 4-3. We don't really have 4-3 OLB. Woodley and Worilds are DE in that scheme. Same for Carter and probably Harrison as well although James would make the adjustment to. Sam or Will backer. We have been drafting 4-3 ends to play 3-4 OLB. We have a quality group for the DL but would need ro draft OLB and have otherneeds like OL. Down the road maybe but for the immediate future we should sray with the 3-4.
exactly. i couldn't help but chuckle at the post suggesting woodley or worilds as 4-3 OLBer.
they'd get torched all day long trying to cover TE's and RB's.
timmons could play the middle , harrison could maybe be the sam , and the closest thing to a will backer on the team would be troy.
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i personally like our defense and dont care either ways if we stick with the 3-4 or go 4-3. we have players that can play both types and will basically have the same players on the field. we were unstoppable as a 4-3 in the 70's and we were great with the 4-3 more recently.

im not going to complain or say its not possible like some of you if Tomlin decides to change and im certainly not going to complain if we stay the same. either way we have the players to be dominant.

odds are we will remain a 3-4 and draft a NT in the 1st round of the draft
According to Lebeau, they play the 4-3 all the time, just mixing it up. I think "all the time" is a bit of a stretch, but obviously we've got talented guys who can follow instructions. Still, so much of our personnel and scheme is expressly devoted to implementing a highly successful 3-4, I just don't see a change in the next decade. Especially if, as I've read, it's actually cheaper.
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In LeBeau I trust. If he thinks that a change is needed, I will fully support it. If he stays with 3-4, I'm not going to complain.
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In LeBeau I trust. If he thinks that a change is needed, I will fully support it. If he stays with 3-4, I'm not going to complain.
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