Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by ccdude730, Jan 15, 2006.
well i dont know enough about him to really comment, so....any comments?
that..to me.. screams 4-3.
Marinelli, who has coached on the collegiate and pro level for the last 29 seasons, has directed one of the most productive defensive lines in the NFL. Tampa Bay has racked up 236 sacks over the last six NFL seasons (1999-2004) and Marinellis unit helped set an NFL record as the Buccaneers defense posted a sack in 69 consecutive games from 1999-2003. During Marinellis nine-year tenure in Tampa Bay, a Buccaneer defensive lineman has ranked in the top 15 in sacks in the NFL on seven occasions and in the top 10 five times.
Marinellis line was again up to the task last season, pacing a defense that finished fifth in the NFL in total defense and first in pass defense. The Buccaneers 2004 season sack total of 45 ranked tied for second in the NFL and was the second highest total in team history behind the 55 sacks recorded by the Buccaneers defense in 2000. Most impressively, the Buccaneers led the NFL in sacks per pass play, recording one sack every 10.7 pass plays in 2004. The dominance of Marinellis defensive line is illustrated by the fact that the top six sack totals in Buccaneers history have all occurred during his tenure.
In Marinellis nine years on the job, the Buccaneers have recorded 380 sacks, with 303.5 coming courtesy of his defensive line. The following is a breakdown of total sacks and sacks by the defensive line the past nine seasons.
The 303.5 sacks registered by Marinellis line rank first in the NFL among all defensive lines the past nine seasons (1996-2004). Additionally, the Bucs defensive front four have ranked in the top five in the NFL in sacks in six of the nine seasons under Marinelli.
i know thats the obvious but i just dont want to think it. some players have been calling out to make that switch to a 4-3 but we have been building for the 3-4 when run correctly is an excellent defense.
at least carr will learn how to read a cover 2 now...being that he may go against it often
i actually have that website open on my tab but my brain says it doesnt want to read through that whole article on him. one tidbit i did like was this:
I agree when you have the right personnel and defensive coordinator the 3-4 is a good defense. The problem is we have been bringing in players from 4-3 defenses and trying to plug them into our 3-4 defense, players like Babin and Wong were brought in from 4-3 defenses. I am sure there are more that came from the 4-3 defense, those are the only two I can think of off the top of my head right now though.
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