Re: Cowboys changing their defense because of us? What teams have we played in the 4-3 and in the 3-4?
Originally Posted by maskedsuperstar
Not exactly. There are not a lot of colleges that run a 3-4 scheme. The 3-4 main purpose is to confuse the QB. In the 4-3 defense, the QB knows 4 rushers are coming. In 3-4 defense, the QB doesn't where the 4th rusher is coming from. The 3-4 is much harder to learn.
The Cowboys will use the Tampa 2 scheme. In this scheme, the DL will be undersized and very quick. This is where most of the pressure will come from. Its important that the LB's cover the middle of the field. The Cowboys don't have all the pieces yet.
---------- Post added January-18th-2013 at 08:41 PM ----------
I was under the understanding that the tampa 2 was fading out in the nfl due to teams being able to run all over it. Smaller d-line with smaller linebackers to play coverage works great against the pass, but not so great when a team just wants to run at you. With being in a run-heavy division, the change just doesn't make sense. We all have top 16 rush offenses and I expect Philly to be better next year with better health on their o-line and rb, and same with giants, who had an ailing bradshaw (though they really can never expect him to be healthy). Perhaps their speed will match up well against what Philly does, but Morris and our o-line will have a field day against an overall smaller defense.
Last edited by Laron Burgundy; January-18th-2013 at 08:29 PM.