Originally Posted by NY's stepchild
You are right, but of course most people will not read this.
We didn't stick with them. We brought in replacements for all three.
Eric Smith will play in sub packages only this year("You'll love him at 300 snaps, not 900 like last year").
I believe Bart will be off the field in our base 4,3. If he has gained quickness he'll play in the 46, and some 3,4, with DD taking over more around the midseason.
Calvin if healthy will suit this hybrid defense, and is the best player we have at setting the edge, and can play down. Hopefully he won't see the field too often towards the end of the season, with Coples taking his spot in the 4,3, and Maybin or Sapp at olb.
At the very least Smith is now a backup, and the replacements for Bart, and Calvin we're acquired this year. No sense in cutting them
Everything you said sounded extremely smart minus our base being 4-3 ... our base won't be 4-3 and can some of you stop mentioning the 4-6 already we play that in short yardage situations and maybe some early downs but there's games where we don't even run it at all. As for the 4-3 ... we've there's nothing new here, we've always been multiple. I don't know what the hell you guys have been watching that tells you guys this 4-3 we'll be running is a new thing for the system. We're just going to implement some more packages cause of the personnel. This has already been addressed by the head coach and defensive coordinator. Our BASE is 3-4 ... stop creating things in your head that aren't actual! All that aside some good points and points well taken.
The beauty of our defenses is that we hardly ever try to show teams what defense we're actually in and apparently we've fooled our own fans into thinking we've never freaking ran a 4-3 here, EVER. We're running more of it ... not going to it as our BASE defense (debunked and laughed at by Rex, literally he chuckled) and not adding it like its never existed. I think 5 people on this forum get this ... the rest are stuck on this "4-3" transition and making too big of a deal about it. Big Mo AND Coples give us versatility now up front. Get the hell out of here with the talk that Pace is the best is the best guy to play in the hybrid defense. Mo will already have surpassed him by training camp and Coples will surpass him by week 2. Pace is GARBO ... I'm shocked some of you are here pulling numbers out of some rabbit hat to make him save face.