[News] Fan-Demonium: What Does Kelly Want?
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Kendricks and Ryans are 4-3 linebackers, and there is no other way to look at it. Kendricks wouldn't play OLB or ILB in a 3-4, and I don't think Ryans would be terrible at ILB, but it's been well documented that he is a natural 4-3 MLB. Cole and Graham wouldn't fit, which most likely means Hunt and Curry wouldn't fit. I think all of our DTs could play 3-4 DE, but we wouldn't have a nose tackle, unless we drafted Star.
Our main area of concern is our secondary, and I just don't really understand why we would change a scheme that would have us worry about our front 7, when our defensive backfield is the area that needs the most improvement.
I wish we would have grabbed Jack Del Rio when we had the chance last year.
Great 4-3 defensive coordinator
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:00 PM
After saying all this though... I agree that it's hard to figure where Hunt and Curry fit. Also, agree that we would need to get a couple NT's via free agency and/or draft. And you're right to question a scheme change when our players are tailored for a 4-3 and secondary issues were the major thing that held the defense back last year. I too think if we invest in upgrading the safety and corner positions and get a quality 4-3 D-coordinator then we would be fine.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:55 PM
Do we pick OT, DB or do we go with NT for 3-4??? And that is just with the first selection which theoretically should be the easiest one.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:23 PM
Like I said, moving to 3-4 isn't a bad idea. I like what you can do with a 3-4, and a lot of the top defenses use that scheme. I just think we have the foundation for a good front 7 in the 4-3 scheme, but secondary is extremely important in a 4-3. Having a top notch safety or two solid safeties is a necessity. Seattle comes to mind; solid LBs, decent pressure, amazing backfield in Earl Thomas, Chancellor, Browner, and Sherm. When Johnson was here, we always had 2 or 3 pro bowlers in the secondary alone. If one of our current CBs can return to pro bowl form and we get a safety via FA or draft, we aren't in bad shape.
Plus a good 4-3 coordinator...
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I must admit, I really havent been the Alex Smith fan, but you must admit that over the last few years he's been consistant. True he was labeled a 1st round bust for many years, but at this point I think he's a proven veteran QB.
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Regarding Alex smith, I hope we don't get him. He's been mediocre at best for years. Jim harbaugh comes in and proves that with a good OL, a great running game, and some harbaugh coaching magic, smith can be a great game manager. However we all know his ceiling is low and he will only ever be a game manager (with the correct tutelage and supporting cast). I don't know why we would pick him up when he's been in the league 7 years and is still average at best. Foles can be just as good and probably can be better. I'd much rather stick with Foles and I don't want to pay smith more than he's worth because the solid half-year he's had.
Focus on the defense, it's the only way we get competitive again. Don't get Alex smith