Originally Posted by Beerfish
Lets put Jason pierre paul in the jets 3-4 D and see if his overall talents are wasted or not. We draft a pass rusher in Coples and then say we have to get olbs to get a pass rush. Sorry, both these guys could make more plays in a 4-3 either from Dt or DE.
We drafted a DE/DT. There is no position called "pass rusher".
In a 3-4 the pass rush comes from the LBs. I and others on this site have been screaming for this team to get some LBs. We dont have any. JPP would be very effective in our 3-4...as an OLB
Coples has played well in his opportunities. Wilkerson is really developing into a fine player. You dont measure this in sacks. Look at the plays they make. Could they make more "impact" in a 4-3 alignment? possibly. But we then need speed edge rushers (which we dont have) and aside from Davis, none of our LBs are speedy/athletic enough to play a 4-3.
The D-Linemen we have are better suited for a 3-4. When/if we ever upgrade our LB unit, you will see the results you are looking for.