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Old 01-24-2013   #10
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Default Re: Poor DeMeco Ryans PHI may change to 3-4 defense

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger View Post
If you watched Philly's 4-3 scheme, it funneled plays into Demeco in the middle, leading to his tackle number. He had one sack, and the one INT was thrown right to him. He did not show much in lateral movement, certainly not side to side. A 3-4 will not be kind to him.
As if James thrived. We all heard the silliness Herring & Wade had to say about James & his play was hardly what was advertised by Wade & co. Ryans play at the end of the 2011 season was picking up & he was playing well. Kubiak made that claim himself following the season & that was despite Ryans playing in the unkind 3-4. I would take Ryans over James any day & twice on Sunday regardless of the scheme. He may have had only 1 sack, but you have to have your number called to get a sack. I doubt it was a free for all for him & he just didn't make the play.

The running plays funneled towrads James as well. Of course they were designed to run up the middle & he was either swallowed up by a block or missed the tackle.
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