this same thing a week ago.
Remember that when the Cowboys were dominanting the NFL with a 4-3, the starting defensive tackles were Tony Casillas ( 6'1, 275 lbs ) and Russell Maryland ( 6'1, 280 lbs ).. Leon Lett was the biggest one of them all and he was a rotation guy. Chad Hennings was also a big dude, but he didn't start until after the 3rd SB, if I remember correctly. Jimmy Jones wasn't big either.
In this particulary scheme is not the size of the DTs, but the quickness that count. They're taught to shoot the gaps upfield to disrupt the running game on their way to the QB.
They key, though, is having a very productive ROTATION in order to keep the Crawford type players fresh. They cannot be playing 50, 60 snaps per game because they will get worn out.
Originally Posted by Chuck 54:
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