Originally Posted by Exoter175
This defense is built around a basic 3-4, with a few plug and play guys who are actually talented, I could see Andy Reid coming up with some crazy blitz happy 3-4 based scheme here in KC.
I wouldn't at all be surprised if he comes here, looks at our talent, and decides to mock up some 3-4 base cover 3 blitz schemes to incorporate Barry more actively in the blitz and to utilize him at his best, in my opinion, strength, which is ball hawking ability in run defense.
We have to be careful. Reid has a 3-4 coach in Bowles develop a 4-3 philosophy. Heckert turned the Browns' 2-gap 3-4 into a 4-3.
The good news is, while I don't trust Reid whatsoever with our defensive scheme, Heckert was doing a good job in Cleveland. But I'd much, much rather have Reid stay out of the defensive scheme and instead focus on hiring a DC whose scheme fits the players. Right now, that scheme has to be a 3-4, and it should be a progressive 1-gap vs. the 2-gap we play today.