You could do that, but they are better as they are.
They are pretty much a 4-3 teams now. Aldon moves and can rush from either side, but he rushes on most downs. Either way, they are still going to rush 4. The 3-4 allows you to move Aldon around and put 2 LB in the middle.
I never said they havent been getting the job done, its a hypothetical question. We have 3 good LB's and it would allow them to all be on the field. Aldon also thrives when he can rush from the DE position and Justin Smith played DE in a 4-3 during his time in Cincinnati. The question is if they could be even better.
not only is it the best so we shouldnt change it, but we are also really really deep at linebacker, not only bodies but talent. we dont have the personnel on the dline to go to a 4-3. we use a 3-4 to get the majority of those talented lbs in the game at once. you dont see it alot from this team but a 3-4 allows for more exotic blitz schemes with linebackers by the o line not knowing who is covering and who is blitzing.
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