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Switch to 3-4 seems to be getting more official

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  1. Elijah

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    A 'hungry' Deatrich Wise appears to be fighting for a roster spot in a new role

    So, this tells me 2 things:

    1) The switch to a 3-4 is real (although we know nickel is the true base)
    2) The team sees Wise as a DE regardless of what kind of alignment we have
     
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    I may have the measurements wrong, but it doesn't feel like we have a lot of guys with NT size on this roster. So I wonder if this is going to be a very different type of 3-4 than we're used to seeing? Either way, I'm sure the "base" will be pretty amorphous week to week.
     
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    Pennel is 6'4" 331 is that not enough size?
     
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    For a 3-4 to be successful, though, don’t you need an absolute stud at NT?
     
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    Maybe this is the way for Shelton to be best utilized.
     
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    Shelton has the size for it too but Pennel is much better.
     
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    I honestly didn't realize he was that big. For some reason I had him pegged as closer to a Ty Warren sized guy, who would be a DE in a 3-4 but a DT in a 4-3. Thank you for the correction!
     
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    So does Michael Bennett keep his hand in the dirt in a 3-4 situation? Would seem a little out of place in an OLB role.
     
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    I'm guessing he would be a DE in the 3-4, but kick inside on passing downs.
     
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    My nephew got an autograph from him at camp this year and I've never seen anyone with bigger hands. Think Andre the Giant hands.
     
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    Not an absolute stud, but you do need one that can eat up two blockers on a consistent basis in this system. That’s not Shelton. We would be hoping that it is Pennell. That said, I see us back in the Nickel as a base.
     
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    That's my guess.
     
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    Might be just Pennell, Shelton, and Guy as DTs (Pats Picker list), with Cowart, Parry, and Wise fighting for the 4th spot.

    But there are 6 listed as DEs who look I'd like to see them keep (five if Rivers doesn't continue to show he's got the chops).
     
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    starter and backup, with Guy in various roles

    The open question is whether we keep Parry or acquire different backup.

     
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    Wise does seem to be the odd man out. Rivers can play outside in a 34.

     
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    I’d assume him and Guy start on the ends with either Shelton or Pennell in the middle.
     
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    NT - Pennell, Shelton
    DE - Bennett, Guy, Wise, Butler

    ILB - Hightower, Bentley, Roberts
    OLB - Collins, Van Noy, Winovich, Simon, Rivers/Calhoun

    Guess maybe it’d be something along those lines, with a few of the LBs being able to play inside or out.
     
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    Wise would get demolished as a 3-4 DE.
     
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    Agreed. Don’t see a fit for him as a 3-4 OLB either though
     
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    Not going to lie I hope Bennett transitions is smooth in this he's a real terror in 4-3.
     
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