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What is the 2013 Falcons defense going to look like? - Swift Is a Die Hard - 03-13-2013 09:29 AM
Are we going to 3-4 ?
We really going to go into season with hopes Mass or Matthews are the answer.
Whats the answer for opposite corner to Asante.
We going to draft one early?
we drafting a DT/DE? within first 2 picks
RE: What is the 2013 Falcons defense going to look like? - Beef - 03-13-2013 10:25 AM
We already played a 3-4-4 (with a nickle) more snaps than we played our base 4-3-4. We even played a fair amount of 4-4-3 and 4-2-5.
I think it's a safe bet that Nolan will have us leaning more towards 3 down lineman and have TD draft accordingly. Meaning we need a big NT (which I think we do either way). Whether that means we'll have 4 LB's or 3 LB's with a nickle predominantly who knows. I think he'll use both. Dunno if we'll announce an official move to 3-4 as our base though, but I don't think it really matters. He's going to run a hybrid either way.
Mass and Biermann can both stand up and rush or play 2nd layer.
We only have 3 DE's listed, so it's pretty obvious where we're going with the draft. We might just get one in FA and also draft one high along with a pass rushing OLB. I think DE/OLB (ie. pass rush) is priority #1 for TD right now and that's where we go first.
No idea about CB. They are really high on McClain, but we obviously need either Grimes or a high draft pick here who can contribute. Don't think we go FA here, but who knows. I think we got room for ONE decent FA and that's it. But don't think it's a CB unless Grimes.
A big NT type is a must IMO. Travian Robertson is supposedly up to 320, however. That dude is a freaking monster. Benches like 600 lbs. 320 and he is RIPPED. I think he makes a splash this year, but I also think we get a NT in the draft.
RE: What is the 2013 Falcons defense going to look like? - ATLBound - 03-13-2013 10:46 AM
Wait and see.....lol
RE: What is the 2013 Falcons defense going to look like? - ATLBound - 03-13-2013 10:49 AM
But Seriously right now I have no clue. The details for Bakers contract hasnt come out so Im not sure where we are cap wise. Once I have a feeling on that, then I can answer this question.
RE: What is the 2013 Falcons defense going to look like? - Swift Is a Die Hard - 03-13-2013 11:46 AM
Think the best it could look like is
DE - Osi
DE- Massaquoi/ Bierman/ draft pick
DB2- McClain/ Rhodes or Trufant
FS- Thomas Decoud
SS- Willy Mo
NT- draft pick
Rush OLB- Mass/Biermann
OLB - Nicholas
RE: What is the 2013 Falcons defense going to look like? - Jesus - 03-13-2013 02:51 PM
Didn't Nolan say he wanted a hybrid defense? Maybe that's a smoke screen but we ran a lot of different looks out there.
I've been wondering about the 3-4 vs 4-3. What is the real difference between DEs?
Looking at the best 3-4 defenses from last year
JJ Watt 6'5" 290
Antonio Smith 6'3" 274
CJ Wilson 6'4" 271
Ryan Picket 6'2 310
Chandler Jones 6'5 247
Rob Nickovich 6'3 251
Now our current DE and DTs
Biermman 6'3 242
Matthews 6'4 257
Babs 6'2 281
Peters 6'4 294
I don't see a huge difference. Is it about size or scheme?