Originally Posted by carolinatony
We do not really have that one player on defense that can turn the game around ot make that big play. We don't have Rodney or Law to make that big hit anymore. Mayo should be a star and may be that player in another year or two.
We need a great DL or someone who puts fear in the other teams eyes.
Teams fear Brady when they play us but nobody on defense does this. Seymore is not the player he used to be anymore.
What position or player do you see that we should look at next year?
Any Ray Lewis type players out there you like?
If you are going to play the 3-4, then you absolutely MUST have a NT. Regardless of what variations you play the 3-4 from, the monster NT that can control the LOS, comman double teams and is a rock in the running game. It is paramount regardless of which 3-4 defense you run.
In the BB version of the 3-4 the next most important position are the OLB's. They have to be able to generate a pass rush and play the run and have the speed to cover.
I think that in years past, because Seymour was so dominant at one DE position and Warren or Green could generate a pass rush at the other DE position, the Pats could get away with having second tier OLB's that were more jack of all trades and master of none type players.
The third most important defensive position in the BB 3-4 defense is the field general at SS, that can command respect and communicate. BB prefers veterans in this spot.
I want to throw a name out there of someone, who as a late round draft pick, might be worth a shot depernding on what Saban says about him, Bobby Greenwood, DE alabama. A day two draft pick kind of guy that no one is talking about, but has 2 years experience in the 3-4 and has made a ton of plays this year, mostly because of the presence of Mount Cody on the inside.