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Bill Belichick's 3-4 Defensive Scheme - Do we go back to it?

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Do we need to go back to Belichick's 3-4 defense?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    5 vote(s)
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  3. Use variations of both the 4-3 and 3-4

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    With the new release of Albert Haynesworth, do the Patriots go back to the 3-4 defense?
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    if you do, andre carter will become expendable.......but mark anderson has looked pretty good in that regard.....

    if this team is going to stop anyone, I think they have to
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    3-4 with Carter in the "elephant"?

    Or play a more attacking 3-4 where Carter & the other OLB rushes the passer on the majority of snaps?
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    I don't think that they went to the 4-3 because of Haynesworth in the first place, so no.
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    I believe the personnel, as currently comprised, are better suited for a 4-3. So another "no" vote.
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    Team can't cover the short to intermediate routes well. Usually 34 teams are better at this.

    However, I think the team's personnel is more suited towards 43.
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    I never felt like the Pats totally committed to the 4/3 in the first place.

    I don't see many Pat games, yet it still seemed like more of a hybrid D, a lot of 4/3, some 3/4, some of what I not sure what to call it.
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    You cannot turn a defence over in 1 season. I think this 4-3 has shown that ninko has been a good sam which is what you need your weekside OLB to do.
    cover RB , jam TE etc. He also can rush.

    I would put carter as the every down rushend and i always bring up move him around behind the DL and Ninko to let him pick the side he wants to rush.Isolate him on a RB or TE. I know we do not play the scheme to open a guy to make plays but i think its time to do it.

    cunnigam and anderson become your nickel rush ends coming in .....
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    The only way I see this defense getting any better is entirely getting rid of BB's influence on the defensive side of the ball. He's clearly not capable of being the head coach/GM/defensive coordinator all at the same time and his arrogance and unchecked ego is really hurting the team.
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    Might as well give it a try. Can't be any worse than what we're putting out there now.
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    Only my opinion, but I don't think we have the linebackers to do it. We have a lot of DL, so at this point I don't think the loss of one guy, particularly one who was ineffective, should cause us to change. I think the return of Deadrick, Brace, etc. was part of the (not the entire) reason AH went bye-bye.
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    THIS! I've felt this way for the past couple seasons now and we have enough of a sample size to see that personnel decisions and defense building have been terrible.
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    The defense is not going to get better.

    The only way they the pats d could improve is through a great draft year...and unfortunately the patriots haven't had one in nearly decade.
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    This would require us to have 4 healthy LBs. Do we even have 3?

    Bring back Eric Moore!
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    I have hardly seen Cunningham in there....has he played that much....?

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    They should play exclusively from the 4-2 and the 2-5.
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    I think the LB coverage would improve with going back to the 3-4.....these guys are just too slow to cover in the 4-3
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    Well, that's pretty clear based on that BB appearance on the Sirius NFL channel. BB pretty much said that the main reason for the 4-3 was the lockout-caused lack of a full offseason. With the clear implication that if there had been a normal off-season he would have stayed with the 3-4.
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    3-4 vs 4-3 is irrelevant, but I see a lot more two gapping in their future now.
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