The 4-3 defense is gaining popularity

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    I've noticed the Cowboys seem to have a better defense now that they've switched to a 4-3, and other teams have too. Does anyone here really want to see the Bears go to a 3-4? I don't. I have always liked a 4-3 over the 3-4.

    This is from 2012

     
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    It's not the scheme, so much as the quality of the athletes that you have IN the scheme - and the DC running it.
     
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    Bring back the 46.
     
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    Yeah when Capers put the 3-4 in at G.B. and they won the superbowl it was a "me too" craze for awhile.
    But then G.B. defense sucked after that and it seems the switch is back to 4-3.
     
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    3-4 or 4-3, There is good and bad with both. I think the advantage is in having the one that is used less in your division.

    I actually like the hybrid mix, especially if you have the extremely versatile players that allow you switch around without having the personnel substitutions to key on.

    A lot of Elephants. It's fun to watch the amoebae create uncertainty.

    The Bears would need a NT the most, imo.
     
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    It's all cyclical. The read option is nothing but a new name for the triple option, regurgitated from the college ranks. I knew they'd come back to 4-3 at some point.
     
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    I'm believer in the 4-3, but I'm a bigger believer in flexibility and creating as much chaos and confusion for today's aerial attacks as humanly possible. That means being eclectic schemers and having a versatile depth chart.
     
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    I prefer a 4-3 because the 4-3 Cover 2 CHI runs requires a 3technique DT that can rush the passer and 2 DEs that can do so as well. Then you need 3 LBs that shorten the field for your DBs.

    Its so much easier to draft for a 3-4 defense. We need to wize up and go the way of the 3-4. Its time to stop being so nostalgic and time to start evolving with the times. LBs are more athletic than ever before. I'm all for a 3-4 move.
     
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    So..... you prefer a 4-3, but think the Bears need to wise up and go 3-4?
     
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    LOL Meant to post I prefer a 3-4.
     
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    Bradd Biggs:

    Don't we already have enough holes to fill on this team, with limited draft picks and minimal cap space? Why on earth would we make a change like this now? Emery isn't stupid. He wants to leverage the resources we have, and build upon a good foundation, rather than starting over. Every single draft pick next year will be precious - just filing the REAL needs we already have. Why shoot ourselves in the foot by completely gutting our defense?

    Also, some teams are switching BACK to a 4-3 in recent years. So it's not the "magic bullet" people think it is. I think some fans just like "change" for the sake of change.
     
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    Damn it you stole my joke I had planned here. :10_5_135[1]:
     
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    If they keep playing the way they have been,... they can start fillings holes by fillings Tucker's first ,..I hoping to see some real improvement this week
     
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    If I ran the joint (which I don't) I would stay with the 4-3 personally.
     
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  16. Bearstuff

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    So you think that the GM/Scouting Department can't find players that fit the scheme? I know, I know, there are only a few hundered defensive players available from college each year. Statistically, we'll never be able to do that job. Again.
     

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