Originally Posted by bah007
Some people around here are under the impression that you cannot be successful with two gap penetrating DTs. They think that you "must" have a definitive NT.
It's just untrue. There are plenty of teams that have been successful in the past and present by employing four pass rushers on the d line.
Speed on defense is critical in the NFL and I would say that it is only absolutely necessary to have a big run stuffing NT if you run a 34. In any other style of defense it is a preference, not a necessity.
Okay, I was wrong. So if the Texans employ a two gap scheme for the DTs, does this explain why Amobi Okoye doesn't have eye-popping stats? Two-gap DTs main responsibilty is to keep linemen off of the linebackers, correct?
So maybe Brian Price wouldn't be a bad idea, however, I think we could get another DT later on like Tyson Alualu.