Akeem Ayers

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by xpmar9x, Apr 29, 2011.

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  1. Psychop1

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    Wrong. We have a lot of players to play both. We have versatile players for a hybrid defense. Did you just miss the draft? How many prototypical 4-3 players did we just draft? Whether you think they can or not is pretty damn irrelevant. Munchak thinks they can. What do you think is going to happen?
     
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  2. Soxcat

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    Two things are obvious IMO.
    1. They drafted some of the pieces to move in the direction of a 3-4 alignment.
    2. They still have a few pieces missing.

    So I think it points to some kind of hybrid system this year with more of a move in the next year or so and I do have a feeling they might look for a bigger space eater at DT in FA. We shall see. I think this also spells the end for guy like Haye and Marks who simply don't fit any new system we are moving to.

    Tide mentions not getting a NT in this draft but the way I see it the value and need is just as strong at LB and we took 2 of those in the first 4 rounds. We also took two DL guys in the first 5 rounds that can fit a hybrid or straight 3-4 (Casey could actually play NT). Even if the intention is to go straight 3-4 there is not way we can do that transition in one year.

    I do think what we will see is a heavier front line with 5 guys going after the QB almost every play.
     
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  3. Bulluckfan

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    Yeah, those big NTs are really hard to find. Casey may have been the closest they could get in round 3. There were only 2 or 3 guys in this whole draft that really fit, and none of them are a great fit (Dareus is probably the best). If we want a full 3-4, we'll need to find a FA or hope we get a shot at one next year. In the meantime, they've added some size and some players to get us the hybrid.
     
  4. HeadOnASwivel

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    I think a lot of you are not thinking clearly with this possible 3-4 conversion going on. Here's why...

    If we don't run a base 3-4 we don't need a big NT. What I mean is if, say, we go to a 3-4 on 2nd and long or 3rd and long, in those circumstances, 3-4 teams get a smaller pass rusher in at NT. So based on current personnel we could easily rock a 3-4 look in clear "pass rushing situations". It would look something like this...

    ......AkeemAyers...DerrickMorgan...TonyBrown...JasonJones...GeraldMcRath....
    ...........OLB..................DE.................NT...............DE................OLB..........

    .......................WillWitherspoon.......................StephenTulloch....................
    ................................LB..........................................LB.............................
     
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    There's no 3-4 conversion going on. We are a still a 4-3 team. The goal was to get versatile players so that Gray would have flexibility in fitting the scheme to the opponent. He even cited the Patriots in a press conference. We may show some 3-4 looks, but it looks like we are finally fitting the scheme to the players. This is the smart thing to do.
     
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