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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: In the Heart of Steeler Country
Re: Dick LeBeau resigns
I'm not sure they have the skill set in the front 7 to do a 4-3, either. Most of the time anymore, they are in a sub package anyway, like nickel or dime. Let the thought of this sink in for a bit--they are going into next season with a new DC, and his BEST corner is Willie Gay. If Troy retires, Gay is now your best DB. Does anyone know a defensive scheme for that? When the secondary is like that, there is only one thing you can do, and you can do it from a 4-3 or 3-4. You blitz 7. All the time.
"To stop a passing game, you can't stop it unless you put pressure on it. Now some people are good enough to put it on with a three-man rush; well, we're not. In fact, I don't know whether we're good enough to put it on with a four-man rush. If we have to send eight, we'll send eight, but we're not going to let you sit back there and pick us apart all day.
— Buddy Ryan, 1986 NFL Films interview"
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