Originally Posted by beerlover
Why can't 4-3 teams have some fun with speed/power rush from OLB position just like 3-4 teams? I'm sick & tired watching them have all the fun
3-4 teams rush from the OLB position more because when they do, they still have 7 men in coverage if need be, instead of committing 5 up front if running a 4-3 and rushing an OLB. Now there's always the possibility of dropping a lineman back to cover a short zone or flat, but it all depends on personnel.
On the other hand, at certain times, like a 3rd and long for instance, it might be better for a defense to bring as much heat as they can, and if that happens it's nice to have a talented OLB rushing the QB. Teams that do it regularly are gonna get caught eventually and get burned because of it though.
Discussion on it is a wash however because it's all very dependent on situations, personnel, team philosophies, and many more factors, but I just felt like commenting on that quote.
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