Originally posted by DVDA:
Originally posted by 9erred:
Please make it stop. As mentioned before, the Niners are a 4-3 defense the majority of the snaps, just their base defense to start is a 3-4. If you have players for a 3-4 they can play a 4-3.
With the league going to a passing league, the Niners are in a 4-3 on all dime packages and sometimes on nickel packages.
With the starting NT's going down, the 4-3 defense will be utilized 70% of the time just as it was last year.
Aldon Smith used to play the elephant position (charles haley) of the 3-4 or hybrid 4-3. No Lemonoir plays the elephant position.
You don't know what you're talking about if you say the 49ers are in a 4-3 on all dime packages. Maybe you are trying to say they use four man fronts a lot but it is impossible to be in a 4-3 defense and a dime package at the same time.
The 4-3 is a base defense that has 4 linemen, 3 linebackers, and 4 defensive backs. A dime defense has 6 defensive backs. The most basic dime defense has 4 linemen, 1 linebacker, and 6 defensive backs.
Yes I count 4 man fronts as a 4-3. This is why draft scouts state can be a OLB or a 4-3 DE in passing situations. the reality is Ken Dorsey or Ian Williams or Sopoaga have played 30 Percent of the snaps for 2012 and 2013. I will give you a few scenarios to help yo
Option 1- this was when Patrick willis was out and Bowman was the sole ILB.
DT" Justin Smith, Ray McDonald
OLB- Brooks and Aldon Smith. this is what is BOLDED above which you count at 4 DL. you then have 6 db's.
Option 2- nickel when they might run also
Ray McDonald, Justin Smith, Aldon Smith and Tony Jerod Ellie or Dobbs. You have 2 ILB's and 5 DB's.
Both scenarios are used 70 percent of the snaps for the niners as teams are switching to a pass friendly game.
Now I still would love to have a stud NT, but Dorsey is more than adequate.