01-17-2009, 10:49 PM
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Re: Denver will switch to a 3-4, meaning more competition for Patriots-type players
Originally Posted by billdgo3484
they still have to draft the right players. easier said than done.
Yes, but where once not that long ago the only teams running the 3-4 were New England and Pittsburgh, we could now see up to eight teams running it:
Given the lack of 3-4 teams in college, that will really put a strain on the number of players available to step into the sytem quickly, and will leave a lot of teams, the Patriots included, looking at long-term conversion projects a la Tedy Bruschi. It will also likely mean a lot more competition for the 'right' free agents. Guys like Dansby and Scott will be happy with the extra bidders, but the Patriots' salary structure will likely be tested.
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