we have sizzle and doom who are best rushing the passer as 4-3 DEs are tasked with doing the majority of plays. Having an extra down lineman would take pressure off Ngata who has been really injury prone the last couple of years and hasnt been as effective as he should be. It would allow Arthur Brown to get more playing time. We have drafted a ton of 4-3 DEs and converted them to OLBs, i.e Parnell McPhee.
Daryl Smith is the prototypical Sam LB. Making the switch to a 4-3 would allow Smith to move over to Sam and Brown can play Will LB. This could open us up to drafting an ILB like Mosley to play Mike.
I understand that we do run more of a Hybrid Scheme but since 2001 there has been an emphasis on 3-4, I'm not saying we should outright run a 4-3 every down - we can keep the hybrid scheme but instead have an emphasis on 4-3.
Edited by hn68wb4, 04 April 2014 - 05:08 PM.