4-3 or 3-4?

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  1. Angry Texan!!

    Angry Texan!! Rookie

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    only a few teams can pull off the 3-4 well. pitts and ne being some of the very few.

    IMO, if we changed to the traditional 4-3, i think we would have a pretty stout front 7. what do you think the texans should run?
     
  2. Bubbajwp

    Bubbajwp All Flopper

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    Whatever our Defensive coordinator decides.
     
  3. YoungTexanFan

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    We really don't have the proper personel for either system right now.

    The guys we do have are more experienced in the 4-3 and had their collegiate sucess in that system.
     
  4. mancunian

    mancunian Daleks Rule

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    with the guys we have we should be running the 4 -3. With Smith and TJ as our starting DT's.
     
  5. cap1

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    4-3 because it would be easier for the players to be successful
     
  6. F-minus67

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    If the texans can get a good strong side DE and a MLB, I think the texans would have a pretty good defense.
     
  7. Texas

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    Its simple

    4-3 we havent tried and it seems our personell fits

    3-4 we have tried and have been unsuccesful and I personell still looks out of place for it anyway
     
  8. Frills

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    Keep in mind, the way Capers and Fangio ran the 3-4 could be summed up as a piss poor performance.
     


  9. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Everyone but the players from 2 schools had their college success in a 4-3. As for more experience in the NFL in a 4-3 let's see:

    Walker--5 years 3-4, 6 years 4-3
    Payne--5 years 3-4, 4 years 4-3
    Smith--2 years 3-4, 4 years 4-3
    Wong--4 years 3-4, 4 years 4-3
    Babin--2 years 3-4, 0 years 4-3
    Peek--3 years 3-4, 0 years 4-3
    Greenwood--1 year 3-4, 4 years 4-3

    Total--22 years 3-4, 22 years 4-3. Doesn't seem like a significant factor.
     
  10. jerek

    jerek Pro Hobbyist

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    I still like the 3-4, I just think it needs to be run realistically, ala Pittsburgh/NE.

    Aggressive blitzing, whatever, just as long as we don't keep running that horrid soft cover 2, whatever that zone crap was.
     
  11. Frills

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    kinda need to run the craptastic cover 2 when Pburnt is on the roster.
     
  12. nunusguy

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    Maybe its not that, but "only a few teams can screw up the 3-4". And for
    the last few years, our Texans seemed to be one of them. Even though Capers is supposed to be a main 3-4 guy, he worked anything but magic here.
    Who knows, maybe out new coaching staff will run a consistantly successful D, whether its out of the 3-4, 4-3, or both ?
     
  13. TexHorns

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    I like the 3-4 better but not the way we used it.
     
  14. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    OK, so now we have a new staff, so why throw out the baby with the bathwater?

    I know . . the grass is always greener
     
  15. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    No, but sometimes it is taller. Sometimes it is broader. Sometimes it is sweeter. Sometimes it leans to the left. Sometimes it is narrower.

    Wait...maybe I lost track of what you were getting at--I think someone over there has a point though. Did I mention I was once a college coach and I own a ouidji board?
     

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