Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by infantrycak, May 11, 2004.
Not earth shattering, but a good off-season read.
I think the Patriots had something to do with a few teams switching from 4-3 to 3-4. If only our D could be as effective.
The Falcons are switching from 3-4 to 4-3.
The question about 4-3 vs 3-4 has always been funny to me. Which is better? The answer is neither. The key is how many are in the box. Realistically they are both very similar. Most 3-4 defenses walk a LB (usually weak side) up to the line of srimmage, giving them a 4-3 look. And now days, many 4-3 (Texas's for example) shift one tackle to a shade nose position and place the weak side DE outside the last lineman on that side, thus like a 3-4 with a walked up LB. The only difference is do you want that extra player on his feet or in a stance.
neither is better then the other...however typically the 4-3 has better luck against the run and the 3-4 has better luck against the pass...simply due to more lineman against the run and a better ability to pass rushing against the pass...personally i like the cover 2 that lovie smith runs...but i know caper teams...normally they are hard to plan against...the patriots have been running it real well lately...but sooner or later something breaks...they won't be ontop for too long
I am thinking the same thing 3-4 is a little bit better then 4-3 b/c you have another guy who can get to the ball quick
The 3-4 is shaded to work better against the pass and in our division that seems like a good thing.
And for today's trivia question--who invented the 3-4 defense?
I believe the college source was Bud Wilkenson at the University of Oklahoma in the late 1940s.
The censoring is pretty funny.
Thats why Capers loves Babin, because he can play OLB in 34 and DE in 43.
That was actually in the original article.
well more 4-3 teams have won super bowls in the past.
I thought I read somewhere that Capers wants to mix in a little more 4-3 this year with our base 3-4.
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