Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
JJ Watt and Justin Smith are also allowed to go after the QB more in the way they run the 3-4 than our DEs. Not all 3-4 are the same. Some DLs are allowed to be more attack oriented than I think LeBeau has our guys playing.
And despite that, Justin Smith has never had more than 8 sacks in a season. And in a base defense, yes, a DE in a single gap 3-4 will attack more. But on passing downs, the DEs are sent after the QB. At some point, you need to have the talent to get there.