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Would the Pats ever go full-time 4-3 defense?

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  1. Armen Da Pats Fan

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    I know we run it situationally, and with Belichcik, every alignment is always in play, depending on matchups, so I don't mean to get into that conversation.

    I am just saying as a base package, we could do a whole lot worse than:

    DE: Seymour
    DT: Warren
    DT: Wilfork
    DE: Green

    OLB: Thomas
    ILB: Bruschi/Seau
    OLB: Vrabel

    And to pre-empt the "Wilfork can only play nose" argument, keep in mind that he was a pretty damn good interior AND exterior D-Lineman at The U.


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    Guess not...
     
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    Doubt it...They still have the players for the 3-4. They can rotate Vrabs, AD, Seau, Bru & Woods. It would be interesting to see how many plays a game we have 4 LBs in there this season, given we have used some 4-3 against passing offense and have implemented nickel and dime packages and other formations (Rodney essentially playing the role of an LB, Colts game, Cowboys game)...perhaps what we will see is one more DL and one less LB in the nick and dime packages?
     
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    If we drafted a de at 1 this spring we could. C.Long or V.Gholston. We have our 2 olb's in Vrabel and A.Thomas.
    I'd keep rosie if he restructures. If not, c'est la vie. We would only need to get a mlb. I'd love to have J.Vilma if we went to a 4-3.
     
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    IMO, we need to draft Darren McFadden. Whatever it takes. And it could just be as simple as San Fran losing out.
     
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    I just can't see the pats paying McFadden all that money, we will trade down.
     
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    We could move to a 4-3 next season if we trade a 3rd round pick for J Taylor of the Dolphins and draft or sign via FA a SPEEDY MLB.

    A DL with Green and Seymour as 4-3 ends, won't scare a lot of teams.
     
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    I don't think BB will ever move to a base 4-3. He would have drafted speedy DL/LB's if he ever even wanted to go 4-3. This is more of a RB league than a QB league, the big strong 3-4 will be BB's philosophy unless 20 more peyton and brady's join the league.
     
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    Why would you switch from a successful 3-4 when the 3-4 is more flexible than the 4-3? It makes no sense unless you have personnel issues. We don't have any issues in playing this defense. The 4-3 is more popular because it's easier to get bodies to play it.
     
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    I believe the team will use the 4-3 strategically as in the past along with other defensive packages. The players in your list are built and possess the skills for a 3-4. JMHO, at this point in the season, there's no way they could effectively make the 4-3 their base package.
     
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    Did anybody consider that maybe we see more of Rodney lined up at LB, like he did in the Colts game. Seemed to neutralize the Colts offense pretty well, didn't it?
     
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    See 2001 when injuries at the LB position made them go to a base 4-3. BB prefers the 3-4 but if they have too they will change and BB knows how to use that formation to it's utmost also.
     
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