Originally Posted by Saccopoo
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.
Well, you need two corners that are able to play on an island; so we're short a guy there. A MLB should be gettable. A safety to play centerfield as well. I think your assessment is decent with the exception of this-you've got Bailey and Poe flipped. Bailey'd get killed in that spot, IMO. A 320 lb. guard will just stone him with no room for lateral movement. He'd do much better in the 6 gap, I think, where it's not so congested. Poe's huge size, quickness and strength would demand a doubleteam in the 1 gap. He's big enough to just overwhelm a single lineman.