Originally Posted by Coogs
OK! Can anybody here tell me weather or not either one of these two differences in the NT position... or the DE position would be a move in the positive direction from the straight 3-4 for Glen Dorsey... and Glen Dorsey only.
Most here seem to think he can not play the NT in a straight 3-4. Is this slight move over into the gap a play to his strength?
Or, if he is still more of a DE candidate in this scheme?
Coogs, don't listen to anyone who says Dorsey can be a 3-4 NT. They're out of their mind. Dorsey is not a space-eating guy whose job is to stand there and absorb blockers. And he'll never be strong enough to do it because he has some knee problems that will always keep him from gaining enough leg strength to be great at getting that leverage. His strength is going to be as a 1-gap tackle that darts through the line.
Unfortunately, that means that as a 3-4 DE, it's not a whole lot different. He'll be more of a guy who absorbs blockers and stuffs the run than he will be a pass rusher. And he might be too short for the role. No doubt his place is as a 4-3 DT. But much as I like Dorsey, you don't build an entire defense around him. He might be out of place, but that shouldn't stop the Chiefs from thinking about running a 3-4.