Fat Albert as a 3-4 NT?

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  1. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    I can't imagine Haynesworth being happy in that role or doing what he hasn't done since being a rookie - making it through a season.
     
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    Hell. Albert blew up at coaches last year for giving him too many run-
    stopping responsibilities in a 4-3! Shanahan's got a tough one on his
    hands, that's for sure.
     
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    I think even the 3-4 NT is going to be changing in the next few seasons. With this becoming more of a passing league, guys who can do what Jay Ratcliff in Dallas (maybe what Haslette is looking at) will be at a premium. Haynesworth should be able to attack in the same manner. Maybe even better really.
     
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    The nose tackle position is critical in running a 3-4 defense. You need to decide if you want a 360-lbs beast like Kris Jenkins or a quick and nimble guy like Jay Ratliff (who continues to amaze me considering he is only 300-lbs).

    I have to say I misread your thread title, I was expecting a question as to whether or not Fat Albert could play NT.

    This Fat Albert......

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  5. Goatcheese

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    His skill set would be better used at RDE than NT if they move to a 3-4. The Meatballs often put him outside, and he was able to create havoc with LTs not used to dealing with that kind of beast.
     
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    I agree...he'd be a bigger, uglier Gary Walker. How much uglier is debatable.
     
  7. infantrycak

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    I agree skill set wise but is Griffin going to be effective at NT? Payne was pretty good at a similar size but I think Payne was underrated in that role and unusual in his capacity to pull it off at that weight. Ratliff is pulling it off in Dallas though.
     
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    Oh no! He'll be lined up directly over Chris Myers the entire game! God speed to you Matt Schaub.
     


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