Originally Posted by buddha
Good explanation Sacc...well done.
We still don't have the pieces we need to run either version of the 3-4.
No, not necessarily.
But we do have most of the pieces personel wise to run the 46, which is a version of the 34 where two NT are lined up, with one sitting on the tackle and a safety, a good run support safety with excellent athleticism is basically the fifth linebacker. The standup end on the opposite side is an oversized LB that has pass rush skills. The other LB is a big guy, but who can handle the strongside against tight ends.
Poe, Powe, Hali, Houston, Berry, Bailey all really fit that alignment. And I'm not sure, but I believe that Sutton has some experience with it.
20 - Berry
96 - Powe
98 - Poe
55 - Houston
90 - Hali
95 - Bailey
51 - Johnson
54 - Whoever we get for MLB duties
29 - Flowers
28 - Whoever we get for CB duties
31 - Lewis if he's ever healthy
It really is a perfect fit for our existing personel.
I'd like to think that someone out there besides some schmuck on a football board notices shit like this.