Originally posted by SaksV:
Originally posted by Wodwo:
Bryant Young should get more credit for how he finished out his career after switching to LDE in the 3-4 defense. He was arguably the best 3-4 LDE in the NFL his last three seasons.
My memory is fuzzy, but I think Sapp played DE in the Raiders failed attempt to switch to the 3-4... and he sucked. Am I remembering that right?
You're memory is spot on. Sapp absolutely sucked as a 5-Tech End in the Raiders lame 3-4 D. BY was right up there with the likes of Richard Seymour and Shaun Ellis as a stud 3-4 DE during his final 3 seasons
See, this is what some of the younger fans might not understand. BY played at 3-4 defensive end during the final years of his career, yet he was STILL dominant at this new position. As a 4-3 DT, BY was a force of nature. Sometimes he was a one-man-band on a line depleted of talent in the early 2000's.