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Texans34Life
05-26-2006, 11:57 PM
Fri, 26 May 2006 20:50:58 -0700

Megan Manfull, writing for the Sporting News, reports Houston Texans DL Seth Payne is working to make the transition back to defensive tackle. He played in a 4-3 system for four years in college and for his first five years in the NFL. He has become used to the 3-4 schemes and playing nose tackle over the past few years though. Payne is splitting time with DT Robaire Smith at one of the tackle positions.

hot pickle
05-27-2006, 12:08 AM
wasnt he always a DT

dirty steve
05-27-2006, 12:12 AM
wow, megan is working overtime for that 4 year old scoop.

nunusguy
05-27-2006, 07:47 AM
Meg needs to get a crash course in football 101, then maybe something at
the intermediate level in NFL D & O schemes.
Technically, she's a good journalist (light years ahead of the grammatically
challenged "Hollywood" McClain), so the foundation is there to write some good stuff that would be informative and entertaining.

YoungTexanFan
05-27-2006, 08:23 AM
So...if Payne are Robaire are SPLITTING time at ONE of the DT positions, who is manning the other one?

aj.
05-27-2006, 08:54 AM
Weaver

Brandon420tx
05-27-2006, 08:55 AM
and I believe Malone behind Weaver, and TJ currently on third string.

utahmark
05-27-2006, 10:24 AM
there is a difference between 3/4 and 4/3 tackles. im sure thats what she meant.

F-minus67
05-27-2006, 11:00 AM
man, you guys have some crack sports reporters down there.

nunusguy
05-27-2006, 11:14 AM
man, you guys have some crack sports reporters down there.
I dunno.....do they play football up there ?
I've understood that area is pretty much a hotbed for Badminton and Bridge.

kiwitexansfan
05-27-2006, 07:09 PM
Playing nose tackle is different than playing DT in a 4-3.

YOu have different roles and responsibilities.

In the 3-4 you are a clogger and block absorber.

In the 4-3 you are a penetrator.

Means you have to have a different skill set and mentaility.

BradK10
05-27-2006, 07:18 PM
man, you guys have some crack sports reporters down there.

this coming from the guy who lives in a state where the HS footballers are such pansies they had to instill a 50 pt mercy rule

aj.
05-27-2006, 08:13 PM
In the 3-4 you are a clogger and block absorber.

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Keep in mind that not all 3-4's (or 4-3's for that matter) are alike. Even though 3-4 teams use two-gap scheme more often, no defense runs a one or two gap scheme exclusively. Often in the 3-4, the weakside tackle will play one gap while the nose and the strong side tackle will play two gap. The Steelers do a lot of one gap stuff with their front 3. The Texans under Fangio didn't do much of it at all.

TwinSisters
05-27-2006, 08:33 PM
this coming from the guy who lives in a state where the HS footballers are such pansies they had to instill a 50 pt mercy rule

Dammit this is funny. Hit my bone like a two stage cluster bomb!

First just because the rule is funny ( like a mercy flush ), second because of the knowledge of the knowledge that someone knows the state rules of football!

That's awesome in itself. ( more so because it Connecticut... I don't even know where that is? It's like one of those Dark Matter states... cartographers and pilgrims say it is there, but you never see it )
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And ditto to 4-3, 3-4 comparisons.

Look at the Patriots 3-4/4-3 that played 1-4, 1-5, 2-4, 2-3, 2-5 all in the same games for the past few seasons.

then I think Carolina keeps their 4-3 steady through out most of the game ( not that I watched a whole hell of a lot of their games )