Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
You have two terrific pass rushers you will now be asking to play in a traditional trenches type role, which means they'll either have to add weight or be situational pass rushers. Those two are phenomenal in a 3-4, whereas we don't know if they'll be near as effective in a new scheme. So why risk it?
Poe belongs in a 3-4. His value is that he can play the nose and could become incredibly valuable because he's one of the rare nose tackles that can potentially play across the line in no huddle situations.
You've got 3 of your 4 guys who are probably going to be much better in a 3-4. So why force a scheme onto them instead of making the scheme adjust to the players? Especially for a head coach who doesn't really know what he's doing on defense.
Tamba had 8 sacks in the 4-3 and Justin Houston is 260 pounds. Plenty big for a 4-3 DE.