[QUOTE=DDNYjets;4503942]We do not have the personnel for a true 4-3 and the 46 is obsolete b.c it is vulnerable to the outside run and quick passing game, two things we sucked at last year. We signed some big safeties that will help with the 46 but we never addressed our main problem which was covering the TE. Neither Landry or Bell are good cover safeties.
IMO all the talk about changing defensive schemes is overblown. The Jets don't have a true base defense, they will run a variation of all the defenses and they are game plan specific. The days of the true 3-4 went out the window Week 1 2010 when Jenkins got rolled up on.
Back to Scott. Being a step faster is not going to fix Scott's problems in coverage. He is built to move forwards, not backwards. I do not think it is smart to make him try to change his game this late in his career. We need him to be able to take on blocks and free things up for Harris. I am one of the fans who think Scott gets underrated by other fans. I think he has done exactly what he was brought here to do. Same goes for Pace. It is not Scott's fault that the Jets can't cover TEs.[/QUOTE]
^^^ This dude gets it. +100 on everything said and yes all this talk of 4-3 and 4-6 being run is WAY overblown. We've ALWAYS ran mutiple fronts and with different downlinement. 2 things offenses won't know when we come out on the field is A. how our defense will be lined up with the front 7 and B. who the downlinemen will be ... you might 2 d linemen, a bunch of LB's and DB's or you might see something else. If its 3rd and 1 or something like that its a bit easier to predict and if you line up 4 wide all day you'll probably see some similar base defenses there but the addition of Coples gives us a lot of solid options now cause he's a MASSIVE DE. Think about how Rex liked to use Suggs ... I see it working the same with Coples. Now I'm not saying the results will be the same its all a grind but I think Rex just see's a huge/athletic kid who doesn't get pushed back too often and has a versatile skill set and he wants to mix things up to use his best players strengths.