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murraygd13


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:27 pm    Post subject: Vikings shifting to 3-4? Reply with quote

Does it look like the Vikings are thinking about shifting to a 3-4 D for next season. They signed Pat Williams who would be a perfect NT for a 3-4 D. They acquired 2 LB's through trade so far. They could have both Williams play down and then shift Udeze, Johnstone, Scott around like the Patroits do with Willie McGinnest. Just a thought I always like 3-4 Defenses since it adds some deception with which LBs are going to blitz.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cotrell has said they're not switching to the 3-4.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin Williams is much better inside. I don't see him as a 3-4 DE. None of our LBs are really the big pass rushers that you'd want in a 3-4. They may use it a few downs, but 4-3 will be the base
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VTViking


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it just me or are there rumors that a bunch of teams are switching to the 3-4. From reading Sporting News the Cowboys, Brows, Broncos are all thinking about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't switch to a 3-4. Please, I know we have a lot of good linebackers but, Kevin Williams is a beast inside. He will also only get better Pat Williams.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redhawks wrote:
Don't switch to a 3-4. Please, I know we have a lot of good linebackers but, Kevin Williams is a beast inside. He will also only get better Pat Williams.


agreed !!! k williams is a DT leave him where he plays best , don't take away the sacks and pat williams next to him will eat up the OL
we just need to pass rush the corners with udeze , johnston , and ?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well for what it's worth both tice and cottrell have said in the recent past that they have no plans on switching to the 3-4 as their base d...

...but, they also said they were'nt trading randy moss.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we switch to a 3-4, my writst will pretty much slit themselves.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I truely beleive we will not switch to the 3-4 but ........................
we may throw some 3-4 plays in there to disrupt opposing offenses
we do have the players to try it
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We likely will, but they wont be announced to people, we will keep the 4-3 personel in...similar to what the patriots do in the playoffs, but reversed
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd LOVE to see our defense shift around and actually confuse someone. they seem so static.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrew91 wrote:
We likely will, but they wont be announced to people, we will keep the 4-3 personel in...similar to what the patriots do in the playoffs, but reversed


thats what i was trying to get at but you said it better
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they better do something cause or defensive scheme over the last 5 or so yrs has had absolutely no creativity what so ever. this is something i complain about ever game, especially last year. i never once saw or d-linemen run a stunt (a sure fire way to put pressure on the qb) and i never saw one lb show blitz and drop into coverage while a lb or s blitzed from the opposite side...

any lineman will tell you it's always easier to play against the vikings than the eagles not just because the talent but the vikings you know who your blocking (the man in front of you on every play). where as playing against the eagles is a complete mind game because you really never know if the man in front of you is the man your really supposed to block.

so with that said our personel is best suited for the 4-3 and thats the way we should play it. all for mixing in the 3-4 tho.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to see our CB's jam the Wr just once
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helter wrote:
I would like to see our CB's jam the Wr just once
Alot of the jamming tech depends on the moral of a defence. Sounds wierd, but if the defence is playing in an upbeat tempo, being physical is alot easier. Watch the packers in the playoffs
That being said, with people wanting to be here, the tempo will pick up, and we need some creativity......the things the patriots do in reverse would work great.
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