My point about the 4-3 has always been primarily based on it is easier to replenish the talent because players come from college and step into their natural positions versus being "conversion projects." The problem with "Conversion projects" that take a couple years is that you can't afford more than a couple misses because the problem just becomes bigger. I think our defense is struggling because too many of the conversions have failed.
Both defenses work, but my articulation of wanting to see the 4-3 considered has always been because I think there is a greater ability to get players on the field sooner and the margin for error is more forgiving.
I think alot of our defensive woes start with the fact that Troy basically plays LB now. He is in that position or a the LOS 80% of the time now.
That limits his ability to impact games like he used to. He had a great play on the pick 6, but I can't believe how many times I see Troy totally out of the play on certain plays. It's almost like our D having only 10 players sometimes. There is no question that during the SB runs, if Troy played, they won. If not, it was a lot tougher. He is that good for this D. I am not sure why he plays with the front 7 as much as he does now. He's always been good in run support but now he rarely is in the defensive backfield.
1.25 CB Eli Apple-DB-tOSU
2.58 SS Vonn Bell-DB tOSU
3.89 DT Javon Hargrave-SC State
4.123 DE-Matt Judon-Grand Valley State
6.220 RB-Tyler Erwin-San Jose State
7.229 WR Geronimo Allison-Ilinois
7.246 QB-Cody Kessler-USC
1.25) Artie Burns - CB, Miami
2.58 ) Sean Davis - S/CB, Maryland
3.89) Javon Hargrave - DT, S. Carolina St.
4.123) Jerald Hawkins - OT, LSU
6.220) Travis Feeny - OLB, Wash
7.227) Demarcus Ayers - WR, Hou
7.246) Tyler Matakevich - OLB, Temple
The referee said that you hit Brian Sipe too hard. Did you hit him too hard?
I hit him as hard as I could - Jack Lambert
Nah... Harrison was still a good vs the run and we saw a drastic improvement in rushing D when he returned last year.