Originally Posted by GoWalrus
Dontari Poe, Glenn Dorsey, Tamba Hali and Justin Houston ALL have experience playing in the 4-3 at some level of football.
The main issue I would see with that line:
Can Hali still play left end?
Can Houston play right end in the pros?
If Poe gets his shit together I honestly don't think ANYONE could run on us up the middle with he and Dorsey in there.
I'm not saying they're not going to be good in a 4-3. I'm saying considering how good they are in a 3-4, it's highly unlikely that they can go anywhere but down. Hali can play end, but in that role he was an 8-sack guy and a guy who had trouble shedding blocks in the run game -- remember, he has T-Rex size arms. Houston is one of many DEs to come out of college who can survive as a speed rusher, but wasn't heavy enough to be a guy who can continually win in trench warfare. And don't forget that if they play every down with their hands down, even though both these guys are tremendous at rushing the passer even with their hands off, so you're limiting what they can do.
We have two tremendous players. If it aren't broke, don't fix it. BUild around your good players .