Originally Posted by Sorter
If we switch to the 4-3 (Wide 9 I'm assuming), we need a new NT or 3-tech depending on where our DC wants to play Poe and assuming Powe/Bailey aren't the answer, a new DE, and a new Will and Mike (DJ is an acceptable stop gap playing the Will or Mike IMO.
DJ was thoroughly inconsistent playing OLB in the 4-3. I'd almost be inclined to say leave him at Mike but in reality, he really doesn't have a great position in the 4-3.
Hali and Houston both played DE in college but both are now hovering around 270 and have become used to playing standing up. Hali showed flashes in the 4-3 but he really came on in the 3-4.
Poe could probably play the 3T but we don't know if any of the other guys we have would fit the 4-3 at all. I'm convinced Dorsey's legs are shot - it was a concern coming out of college.
All in all, we could probably cobble together a 4-3 defense. But in the end, I think we'd ultimately have to replace ALL SEVEN guys in the front 7 to play it WELL.