Originally posted by PopeyeJonesing:We ran a base 3-4, but the base designation isn't as applicable as it used to be the the frequency of offenses running three and four receiver sets.
The 3-4 is preferable in this era IMO b/c your hybrid DE/OLBs stay on the field across different formations.
No team, 3-4 or otherwise, keeps their base against a multi WR set. That's when you see nickle and dime packages. We don't run as many hybrid packages a the Ravens do, so the 3-4 base designation more than applies. And even against a fully disguised offensive formation, it is more than possible to defend the pass from a base 3-4.