Originally Posted by ct
i'm good w/ that, just remembering the days of DT. we didn't really need much of a pass rush from that DE spot. they pretty much bull rush the inside to keep double teams off of DT, very much like a 3-4 end on that side of the ball. now if we can find the perfect guy who excels at both, obviously that's ideal, but those dudes are rare.
We played a 30 or hybrid front for most of the time DT was here. Under Cowher is was true 3-4. They switched to a true 4-3 for a few games in 1992 under Dave Adolph but after seeing Derrick Thomas in pass coverage, they switched to a hybrid front. Gunther also tried 4-3 but ended up with a hybrid front with that stupid Falcon thing.