Originally Posted by infantrycak
He is not. Throw all the nomenclature away and just watch where he lines up and engages. He is not lined up as wide as a typical 4-3, does not spend most of his time trying to rush outside the tackles and routinely engages interior linemen. You don't see Freeney, Allen, etc. taking on OG's. Basically the only time they go between the OT and OG is when they hive split the OT sufficiently far away to cleanly get thru without engaging the OG.
You don't have to look any further than the Lions game. 1st play Watt goes head up on the RG for the sack.
He is a 3-4 DE when we are in our 3-4 package.
Not really. He was a very nice guy with a very intense professional demeanor while coaching. Outside of coaching he was affable and frequently smiling plus did a tremendous amount of charity work.
This is more fitting, but also Idexan brought up another point, that linemen line up at different places on different plays.
Watt can be a 1T, 3T, 4T, 5T
But the 43 WDE (like Barwin under RS) lines up more often as a 7T,
While the 43 SDE (like Mario under RS) lines up more often as a 9T.
These guys are more edge guys while Watt is more of an interior guy.