Originally posted by reasonable1:
Why may I ask would you prefer to run a 4-3?
It's just a scheme preference for me... specifically the 4-3 Under scheme. I feel that this would benefit the personnel greatly. This is what I did in my last GM Mock recently...
( 4-3 Under scheme )
RE - Aldon Smith, Demarcus Dobbs vs Cam Johnson vs Cornelius Washington
RDT - Justin Smith, Datone Jones
LDT - Isaac Sopoaga, , Kwame Geathers vs Ian Williams
LE - Ray McDonald, Ricky Jean-Francois, Will Tukuafu
WLB - Navarro Bowman, Darius Fleming
MLB - Patrick Willis, Larry Grant vs A.J. Klein
SLB - Ahmad Brooks, John Simon
LCB - Chris Culliver, Tramaine Brock
RCB - Tarell Brown, Jamar Taylor
NCB - Leodis McKelvin, Perrish Cox
FS - Dashon Goldson, Trenton Robinson vs Joshua Evans
SS - Donte Whitner, C.J. Spillman
In this scheme, the key thing is your pass rushing on the weak side of the LOS and your stout lineman on the strong side. In a 4-3 Under, Aldon will be asked to rush the QB... none of this coverage crap that wastes his talents. He will frequently be single blocked.. or else Justin will get the single... either way? win-win.
This scheme also puts Brooks at SLB, but closer to the LOS... so he can rush the edge... contain the run edge.. and drop in short hook coverages at times.
Bottom line is this helps everyone.. gives Willis and Bowman more protection up front so that they can roam more freely... gives our best rushers (Smiths) more one one one blockers... will give opposing QBs less time in the pocket.. which will help our secondary.
[ Edited by Mr.Mcgibblets on Jan 31, 2013 at 5:50 AM ]