If we ran a true 4-3 for the rest of this season...
A friend of mine and I were talking about some of the issues many people have discovered. This is more of a question thread than a statement. I am not a coach, don't pretend to be. So can someone please answer these questions?
1. If we ran a 4-3, what personnel would we use?
My friend suggested this:
Lewis or Walton - MLB (6-0, 221 lb./6-0, 234 lb.)
Cooper or Roberts - LOLB 6-2, 213 lb./6-1, 225 lb.)
Moore or Bryant - ROLB (6-2, 205 lb./6-0 215 lb.)
The downside here would be experience, but if a guy is where he is supposed to be and can't bring a guy down then is there that much of a difference. Also, it doesn't seem people are where they are supposed to be in the current setup either.
2. What is the benefit of a 4-2-5 vs. a 4-3?
I have heard several things on here, mostly related to stopping the spread of the Tebow days. It also, theoretically, lets you get more talented guys who fit into a Safety slot moreso than a LB on the field per some. It was implemented at a time when we had more DB's/Safetys than we could fit on the field, I heard one person say. Other than that...what real benefit does it provide?
3. How hard is it to transition from one to another?
When I asked this earlier, I was told it is not really that difficult. With as many DB's and Safeties as we have on the team, how much beef would it add and how much of a difference could it make?
You can't spell EXCUSE without the "CU."