Originally Posted by Rack
Like I mentioned in the other thread, it would take too many personell changes to switch to a 3-4 next season. I can see us slowly doing it, but not all in one year.
If it means getting rid of Zimmer then I'm all for it. We need bigger LBs (with talent. Just because a LB is big doesn't mean he'll flourish in the 3-4). We also need a fat, meat eating, booger faced Nose Guard. If Shawn Rogers makes it to FA I can see him being a good NG, plus he could play the regular DT position if we run some 4-3 or in our nickel/dime packages.
I guess Ellis might be able to pass as a 3-4 DE. He'd need to add about 10lbs. THat's doable. Maybe Glover can play DE in a 3-4. That one would be risky. Coleman can play DE in a 3-4. That's 3 DEs and 1 DT. We're still short 1 DT and 1 DE.
[View Full Quote]LB: Dat MIGHT be able to handle playing in a 3-4. Ogbogu can be a backup in a 3-4, but I sure as hell don't want him starting. Thornton is just learning the position, you really want him starting for you at a position he's never played and in a defensive front he's never played in? Don't think so. Brady James has the size to play in a 3-4, but he may end up being no better then Al Singleton for all we know. So we have two LBs that MIGHT be able to start in a 3-4. If we can get two starting Quality LBs (for a 3-4) and a starting quality NG, plus get rid of Zimmer, then we might be able to pull it off.
That's a lot of ifs though. Sorry, but I don't see it happening.
We need to upgrade retool 5-6 positions either way. I prefer a defense that can play both formations anyway.
We need to draft two impact starters Round 1 and we should be able to mine an impact starter in Round 2 (FS?)
We have serious jack going into FA also. Its doable either way.
We have to stop accepting failure - thats what we have there.