Originally posted by bleeds9ersredandgold:
Its my point exactly.. If we are going to spend the majority of our time in a pass defense why waste our draft picks on a defense designed to stop the run?
Not surprised either that you are taking so much sh*t for this... but I have always wanted us to be a 4-3 D.
So JUST FOR FUN, I don't see a problem with considering it. The 2013 offseason would be a great time to do it too. We wouldn't have to try and re-sign Sopoaga (who I really do like) for 5+ mil per year... maybe still try to re-sign RJF for much less, and he is better fit for the 4-3 DT role.
At 255-260 lbs, Brooks is definitely big enough for today's 4-3 DE. I also think he could handle a LB role. He came in this season in much better shape and condition. That of course is a coaches decision.. me? I like Brooks more as a pure rusher with hand in the dirt.. but he does give us some flexibility as we head into the draft and consider an early round LE/SLB. Willis and Bowman also offer versatility across the 2nd level spots.
As said, we are not really fooling anyone in who our rushers are for the 3-4. Frankly, any time Aldon is dropping in coverage, we are hurting ourselves. Having that extra man on the line of scrimmage would help keep our excellent LBs clean and more free to roam. We DO have a good thing going as is... but with these players, we could possibly be even much better.
Just a thought.. and I don't care if we keep things the way they are..