[QUOTE=patsfanken;4473420]The 4-6 is NOT the answer Jet fans think it can be. You have to remember ALL of your history, and you guys are only remembering the Superbowl Bears part of it. That was an AWESOME defense and perhaps the most dominant team in NFL history because of it.. The Bears' 4-6 was new that year and clearly teams had no clue how to deal with it.
But the whole history is that opposing offensive teams eventually DID catch up and just 2 years later the "most dominating team in NFL history", was out of the playoffs and they remained also rans for most of the next decade.
Also remember that Buddy took his schemes to 2 cities as a HC, and never came close to duplicating he previous success in Chicago. IIRC he only made the playoffs twice in those 2 HCing stints, and never won a playoff game.
That's the beauty of the NFL. Teams tend to catch up to trends. It didn;t tale too long before defenses caught up with the :"wildcat". Now teams are all rushing to duplicate the Pats 2 TE success. BUT I have no doubt that within a few years defenses will evolve methods to limit its success. Its the nature of the game
Maybe the fact that it has been by and large abandoned for over a decade or two, it may surprise a few teams early on. IIRC only Jeff Fisher with the Titans still used aspects of the 4-6 with some of his good Titan teams early in the 2000's. But the blueprint on how to defeat the 4-6 defense is out there, and everyone knows it.
JMHO, but Ryan has been pretty successful the last few years using the system he learned with the Ravens (Marvin Lewis' system, which he ripped off from the Steelers, which is very simply a 1 gap 3-4 which highlights overloads and zone blitzing techniques) I don't see why he'd want to abandon what's been good for him, for his dad's system which has pretty much come....and gone.[/QUOTE]
So we shouldn't go with a defense that has worked in the past, but we should go with a defense that has worked in the past?:confused: