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Angry Texan!!
02-23-2006, 11:59 PM
only a few teams can pull off the 3-4 well. pitts and ne being some of the very few.

IMO, if we changed to the traditional 4-3, i think we would have a pretty stout front 7. what do you think the texans should run?

Bubbajwp
02-24-2006, 12:03 AM
only a few teams can pull off the 3-4 well. pitts and ne being some of the very few.

IMO, if we changed to the traditional 4-3, i think we would have a pretty stout front 7. what do you think the texans should run?
Whatever our Defensive coordinator decides.

YoungTexanFan
02-24-2006, 12:12 AM
We really don't have the proper personel for either system right now.

The guys we do have are more experienced in the 4-3 and had their collegiate sucess in that system.

mancunian
02-24-2006, 03:50 AM
only a few teams can pull off the 3-4 well. pitts and ne being some of the very few.

IMO, if we changed to the traditional 4-3, i think we would have a pretty stout front 7. what do you think the texans should run?

with the guys we have we should be running the 4 -3. With Smith and TJ as our starting DT's.

cap1
02-24-2006, 06:46 AM
4-3 because it would be easier for the players to be successful

F-minus67
02-24-2006, 10:13 AM
If the texans can get a good strong side DE and a MLB, I think the texans would have a pretty good defense.

Texas
02-24-2006, 01:32 PM
Its simple

4-3 we havent tried and it seems our personell fits

3-4 we have tried and have been unsuccesful and I personell still looks out of place for it anyway

Frills
02-24-2006, 01:46 PM
Keep in mind, the way Capers and Fangio ran the 3-4 could be summed up as a piss poor performance.

infantrycak
02-24-2006, 01:54 PM
We really don't have the proper personel for either system right now.

The guys we do have are more experienced in the 4-3 and had their collegiate sucess in that system.

Everyone but the players from 2 schools had their college success in a 4-3. As for more experience in the NFL in a 4-3 let's see:

Walker--5 years 3-4, 6 years 4-3
Payne--5 years 3-4, 4 years 4-3
Smith--2 years 3-4, 4 years 4-3
Wong--4 years 3-4, 4 years 4-3
Babin--2 years 3-4, 0 years 4-3
Peek--3 years 3-4, 0 years 4-3
Greenwood--1 year 3-4, 4 years 4-3

Total--22 years 3-4, 22 years 4-3. Doesn't seem like a significant factor.

jerek
02-24-2006, 01:57 PM
I still like the 3-4, I just think it needs to be run realistically, ala Pittsburgh/NE.

Aggressive blitzing, whatever, just as long as we don't keep running that horrid soft cover 2, whatever that zone crap was.

Frills
02-24-2006, 01:58 PM
kinda need to run the craptastic cover 2 when Pburnt is on the roster.

nunusguy
02-24-2006, 02:30 PM
only a few teams can pull off the 3-4 well.
Maybe its not that, but "only a few teams can screw up the 3-4". And for
the last few years, our Texans seemed to be one of them. Even though Capers is supposed to be a main 3-4 guy, he worked anything but magic here.
Who knows, maybe out new coaching staff will run a consistantly successful D, whether its out of the 3-4, 4-3, or both ?

TexHorns
02-26-2006, 10:27 PM
I like the 3-4 better but not the way we used it.

Marcus
02-26-2006, 11:39 PM
I like the 3-4 better but not the way we used it.
OK, so now we have a new staff, so why throw out the baby with the bathwater?

I know . . the grass is always greener

infantrycak
02-27-2006, 12:57 AM
I know . . the grass is always greener

No, but sometimes it is taller. Sometimes it is broader. Sometimes it is sweeter. Sometimes it leans to the left. Sometimes it is narrower.

Wait...maybe I lost track of what you were getting at--I think someone over there has a point though. Did I mention I was once a college coach and I own a ouidji board?