- Apr 6, 2003
In a 3-4, who can they find to be the mountain in the middle NT? I think Guy could be a 3-4 end in the mode of Ty Warren, but who is the Vince Wilfork or Ted Washington?Going to cross-post this but...
One of the things we are discussing is if the Pats stay 3-4 or go to 4-3.
If they stick to 3-4 this is a year where they might be able to get their pick at OLB/Edge. If they are able to take Azeez Ojulari at 15 and Zaven Collins sometime later in round 1 by trading up or in round 2 by either trading up or Collins falls? They would be set at LB for the next 3-4 years in a 3-3-5 (3-4 base) with Ojulari, Collins, and Uche. All 3 of those guys can do Edge/OLB/ILB stuff. Jennings can play the Simon role. Wino... Wino might be someone you rotate in on passing downs or you might play him off-ball on run plays/downs with Collins as an edge. You could get so creative with those 4 guys though. I know going front 7 twice with their first 2 picks isn't sexy but it would really help keep the defense good.
edit: check out Azeez Ojulari vs a 350 pound pulling guard (Brown)... also this is one of the games we watched when our draft film study group reviewed Azeez and we specifically saw him do this vs Bama multiple times in the game when they pulled. Once again if you are interested in joining us just shoot me a PM.
last edit: Azeez Ojulari is a 3-4 OLB/ILB/Edge hybrid player. He is not just a pass rusher. The narrative with him is wrong. It's the same shit we dealt with for Uche last year.