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Phila- 4-3 to a 3-4 (as of now, coordinator TBD). Will be a tough transition as they are lacking in LBs. Cole and Graham would move to OLBs with Cole as a D. Ware type mostly a rush OLB. Graham was already rated as 3-4 OLB pre-draft. Jenkins played DE in the GB 3-4. DT would probably be Cox unless they can get someone. They don't have any LBs well suited to play ILB. Ryans was poor in Houston's version and Kendrick and the rest are undersized. Oh and their secondary still sucks


Dallas- 3-4 to a 4-3 (Monte Kiffen). Ware moves to DE, an IDP boon. IMO Spencer unlikely to return and play DE. Lee most likely inside and Carter at WLB or maybe flip-flopped from what I have read. They need to go get a SAM.


CLE- 4-3 to a 3-4 (Ray Horton). Bad news for Sheard as he would move to OLB (except in big-play leagues). Rubin could take a hit as well. DQ would stay inside, not sure if this is bad or neutral for him though he seems to not stay healthy any way.


New Orleans- 4-3 to a 3-4, are not being ignored and have their own personal thread http://forums.thehud...he-dome-patrol/


Up in the air

ARZ- currently a 3-4, new DC Bowles has exp with both and I haven't heard anything official


Buffalo- currently a 4-3 (Mike Pettine). I'd hate to see them move back to a 3-4 as a Mario owner but they were going that way the last couple seasons





I don''t see the changes effecting any of the secondaries much unless the new DC is changing coverage schemes

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Follow-up on the Eagles

Nice article here about a 3-4 transition


Cox should be a good fit at DE and more optimistic about Ryans at ILB in a 3-4. However he could be purged by Kelly due to age and cost. Graham and Curry could play OLB but hard to say if they can actually cover when needed


Curry's pre-draft scouting report, possible OLB


Breakdown by an Eagles blog

Projected line-up as of now



DE Fletcher Cox ……. Ronnie Cameron

NT Mike Patterson … Antonio Dixon

DE Cullen Jenkins …. Cedric Thornton

OLB Trent Cole …………….Vinny Curry

ILB Mychael Kendricks … Jamar Chaney ….. Marcus Dowtin

ILB DeMeco Ryans ……… Casey Matthews … Ryan Rau

OLB Brandon Graham …. Phillip Hunt ………. Everette Brown

Cox, Jenkins, and Thornton are all natural 3-4 DEs. They should do just fine.



The ones in bold are the ones I think will fit. Either way they are probably in for a total overhaul, that's assuming we ever hire a DC. :rolleyes:

I'm assuming we get someone from SF or BAL at this point...

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