Originally Posted by scott free
I would really hate to switch over, this unit as is, is the undeniable strength of the team, just a small handful of players from being complete.
Switching up, would erase all of that progress and take atleast a full year to get the new pieces in place, more likely two years, for each player to be the ideal fit.
I've also always believed the 3-4 to be a more versatile setup, the extra LB can play better coverage than a lineman or play more like a lineman when needed, and the oversized DE's plus huge NT'S make for a helluva short yardage package.
Having said that, if it takes a 4-3 to get Reid in here, i'll live, but it just seems like such a waste.
The only thing that gives me hope is that Phat Andy likes an attacking defense.
Perhaps he hires an attacking 3-4 guy instead of our current "d lineman aren't supposed to rush the passer" defense...