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Old 03-14-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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I was reading on another forum where the Steelers are looking to draft a DE at 15, Carriker, and move Keisel to OLB. I found this very interesting. I like the idea assuming Keisel can lose the weight he gained to play DE, which I think he could without problem. I believe he has the athletism to play OLB, and would provide immediate help and depth to the position. This would also allow the defense to switch from 3-4 to 4-3 without changing personell on the field.
6'5" 265-275lb. OLB I like the sound of that, who needs A. Spencer!
From what I understand Keisel runs a 4.6-4.7 40!

You can go from this

3-4 look
DE - Adam Carriker
DT - Casey Hampton
DE - Aaron Smith

OLB - Brett Keisel
MLB - James Farrior
MLB - Larry Foote
OLB - Clark Haggans

to this

4-3 look
DE - Adam Carriker
DT - Casey Hampton
DT - Aaron Smith
DE - Brett Keisel

OLB - James Farrior
MLB - Larry Foote
OLB - Clark Haggans

without changing any personnel on the field.

Well, what do you think?
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:33 AM   #3
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Default Re: A different 3-4 look

Farrior has played the middle before when he was with the Jets.

I still think you're going to see some kind of 3-3-1 hybrid scheme next season with a DE/OLB combo on the field.
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Farrior has played the middle before when he was with the Jets.

I still think you're going to see some kind of 3-3-1 hybrid scheme next season with a DE/OLB combo on the field.
Do you mean there will be one guy on the field who will play DE at times and OLB at times?
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Gradual change will occur in my opinion. Stick with the 3-4 this season while also mixing in a little 4-3. Eventually this team will be a 4-3, but not this season in my opinion.
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You can go from this

3-4 look
DE - Adam Carriker
DT - Casey Hampton
DE - Aaron Smith

OLB - Brett Keisel
MLB - James Farrior
MLB - Larry Foote
OLB - Clark Haggans

to this

4-3 look
DE - Adam Carriker
DT - Casey Hampton
DT - Aaron Smith
DE - Brett Keisel

OLB - James Farrior
MLB - Larry Foote
OLB - Clark Haggans

without changing any personnel on the field.

Well, what do you think?
in a 3-4 i would rather have harrison at OLB. keisel will need to lose some weight to play OLB.

in the 4-3 i would rather have harrison over foote. foote is too soft to be a lone MLB.
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Default Re: A different 3-4 look

i definitely like the thought of a young defensive rookie on the front 7 getting ALOT of playing time. not to be greedy but im already expecting our rookie defender in this area to win the defensive ROTY award. perhaps its a 2nd round lb steal like demeco ryans or kendrell bell. matching a player like that with a player like carriker would be nice.

it would be nice to see keisel drop some of the weight cause he could play a little more on special teams where he cut his tooth into the nfl. that could give us a few snaps with
smith and a rookie like carriker on the ends and hoke and hampton in the middle (which would probably be good for known running downs but not as effective on downs where we wanna get after the qb.)
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in a 3-4 i would rather have harrison at OLB. keisel will need to lose some weight to play OLB.

in the 4-3 i would rather have harrison over foote. foote is too soft to be a lone MLB.
Ya thats exactly what i was thinking. Harrison is one hell of a backer, i dont know why no one is talking about him. They already announced that he is going to take porters spot. Plus why do we have to swictch to the 4-3. I know Tomlin like to use the 4-3 but with the 3-4 steelers are always near the top in run deffense hopefully if he can sure up the secondary we would be fine
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I was reading on another forum where the Steelers are looking to draft a DE at 15, Carriker, and move Keisel to OLB. I found this very interesting. I like the idea assuming Keisel can lose the weight he gained to play DE, which I think he could without problem. I believe he has the athletism to play OLB, and would provide immediate help and depth to the position. This would also allow the defense to switch from 3-4 to 4-3 without changing personell on the field.
6'5" 265-275lb. OLB I like the sound of that, who needs A. Spencer!
From what I understand Keisel runs a 4.6-4.7 40!

You can go from this

3-4 look
DE - Adam Carriker
DT - Casey Hampton
DE - Aaron Smith

OLB - Brett Keisel
MLB - James Farrior
MLB - Larry Foote
OLB - Clark Haggans

to this

4-3 look
DE - Adam Carriker
DT - Casey Hampton
DT - Aaron Smith
DE - Brett Keisel

OLB - James Farrior
MLB - Larry Foote
OLB - Clark Haggans

without changing any personnel on the field.



Well, what do you think?
Well I do like Adam Carriker and I do think Keisel could play OLB with some weight loss. So I wouldn't be against this idea. But I'm a big Anthony Spencer fan. I watched him play alot the past couple seasons. Since I live only 3 hours from Purdue. I know he has stated that he doesn't want to play OLB in the NFL but I have heard that before from other former college DE who didn't want to switch to OLB.

Hell Carriker at 15 and Spencer falls to the Steelers in the 2nd round and that would be a sweet first two rounds.
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