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Old 10-18-2004   #22
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Originally Posted by done88
What if the Texans dropped either Peek or Babin into Defensive end and the other stayed at line backer.
They aren't stout enough in a base 3-4.

I expected them to do this ... on nickle. With 5 DBs, they put the OLBs as rush ends, with Walker and Smith as DTs (generally). That leaves Wong and Foreman as the only LBs. I thought they might have Wong play Foreman's spot and have Peek play right rush end. I haven't noticed it though, this year.

One thing the Texans like to do, I believe, is to switch from the 3-4 to 4-3, but to maximize the confusion on the offense, they don't change personal. They have Babin put his hand down and play LDE, with Walker and Payne as DTs and Smith as RDE. This leaves Wong as ROLB, Sharper as LOLB ans Foreman in the middle. Having Babin, Walker and Sharper coming off the one side puts a lot of pressure on the protection.

I think sliding from a 3-4 to a 4-3 does add confusion to the O-line, but they can't use it as an opportunity to sub in Peek.
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