Originally Posted by THE_HONKEY_TONK_KID
I like the idea of "tweeners", I mean thats what Robiarre Smith was. He was a "twenner" and look how he did with us playing the DE. He played DT in Tennesse. Cody is the same way. He played some DE in college, I think if I remember right what USC did was let him play DT but on 3rd downs put him on the outside and let him rush the QB with his great speed. [/font]
Tweeners refers to guys that would be light even as 4-3 DE's and thus need to be incredibly talented pass rushers such as Jason Taylor, Jevon Kearse or will need to convert to 3-4 OLB's--see Kaillee Wong, Jason Babin, Antwan Peek. All of the DLmen in a 3-4 are commonly filled by classic 4-3 DT's--see Gary Walker, DT in Jax, DE here and Smith DT in TN and DE here.