Can someone explain the basic DL scheme to me. The general thought is that 3-4 teams like to have big fat guys to suck up the OL and let the LB make the plays. Bryan Cox (I wish I still had a link to the article) described the Patriots scheme as being different from that where the DL are supposed to make more plays which is why we need big LB as we have more OG coming through to the LB. And the investment in DL would go against the big fat guy thing. Our DL tackle totals don't suggest huge playmakers despite this supposedly more aggressive DL scheme than the typical 3-4. Can someone give me some insight ?