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Saturday, March 15, 2014 7:21:30 AM(UTC)
Darin Gantt said:
When Julius Peppers was trying to wriggle his way out of Carolina last decade, one of the reasons his camp kept citing was his desire to play in a 3-4 defense. He's finally going to get his chance, though it might be different than it would have been in 2008 or 2009. With the 34-year-old...
Monday, March 17, 2014 11:15:34 AM(UTC)
Originally Published: December 15, 2004 By Michael Smith | ESPN.com
Peppers is at his best when he's rushing from the edge, wide of the tackle or over a tight end, in what's known as the "7" technique. Peppers (6 feet, 6 inches and 290 pounds) has ideal size to play on the interior, and for a brief period during the first month of the season, Carolina, looking to take advantage of their linebacker depth, experimented with using Peppers inside, over the tackle in the "5" technique, at end in their 3-4 package. Make that misusing him.
Julius Peppers said:
I really don't like being down inside. I feel like when I'm down in that area like a tackle, I don't feel like I'm being used properly. It's hard, because you have to be a lot more run conscious and a lot more physical, which, being physical, that's no problem for me. But I'd rather get on the edge and rush the passer.
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