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Nonstopdrivel  
#41 Posted : Saturday, January 24, 2009 10:16:46 PM(UTC)
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General manager Ted Thompson has said publicly that the Green Bay Packers' switch to a 3-4 defense is "not a big deal."


I bet Ted Thompson plays a mean game of poker. He is dead set on not revealing too much of his strategy to the rest of the world. While to a certain extent I'm sure he's telling the truth, since the team plans to run a hybrid defense, I think we can be fairly certain it will be a bigger deal than he's letting on. Unless he's trying to signal that the Packers' primary focus in the draft will in fact be offense, not defense. This I find hard to believe, however.
toronto_cheesehead  
#42 Posted : Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:04:42 PM(UTC)
CNNSI story

It's comforting to hear that Capers has successfully transitioned a 4-3 DE into a 3-4 OLB when he was with Jacksonville.
Megatron  
#43 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 12:27:53 PM(UTC)
Read this, it's quite eye opening.

www.milehighreport.com said:
As best I can tell, there are 9 teams in the NFL that primarily ran a 3-4 defense this season: Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Dallas, San Diego, New England, New York (Jets), Miami, San Francisco, and Cleveland.

This means that there are 9 starting Nose Tackles right now: Haloti Ngata, Casey Hampton, Jay Ratliff, Jamal Williams, Vince Wilfork, Kris Jenkins, Jason Ferguson, Isaac Sopoaga, and Shaun Rogers.

Of the 9 NT's:

3 are 1st round picks (Ngata, Hampton, and Wilfork)

3 are second round picks (Wiliams, Jenkins, and Rogers)

3 are later round picks (Ferguson, Sopoaga, and Rogers).

3 have played for more than one NFL team (Rogers, Jenkins and, Ferguson) and only Jason Ferguson has played for more than one 3-4 team.


What's immediately evident in those numbers is just how hard it is to get a nose tackle. Once a 3-4 team gets a good NT, they pretty much don't give him up


We have the 9th pick. 49ers have the 10th pick and Denver who will almost certainly need a NT has the 12th pick. All are 3-4 teams so i just cannot see Ted Thompson trading down. Unless he identified someone who is as can be as good as Raji but at a better value which is unlikely.

I would be amazed if we dont go for a NT with our 1st pick. Guys of that size and quality are hard to come by and we dont want to miss our chance of getting a good one.

It would be good to have an insurance policy in case Pickett needs a breather during the game or he gets injured. You can never have enough good NT's considering the importance of that position.
bozz_2006  
#44 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 3:25:05 PM(UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised to see Denver or San Francisco trade up to "steal" Raji, regardless of whether we have actually targeted him.
beast  
#45 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 4:34:01 PM(UTC)
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I wouldn't be surprised to see Denver or San Francisco trade up to "steal" Raji, regardless of whether we have actually targeted him.


I could really see that.
warhawk  
#46 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 4:38:46 PM(UTC)
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I wouldn't be surprised to see Denver or San Francisco trade up to "steal" Raji, regardless of whether we have actually targeted him.


Both of those teams need a LOT of players. While it's always possible I kind of doubt it. I would be more worried about a team that runs the 3-4 that has all the components but a NT. Tha'ts the team that can afford sacrificing other picks for the guy.
bozz_2006  
#47 Posted : Monday, January 26, 2009 5:00:40 PM(UTC)
prudence is a slim commodity in the NFL. especially when it comes to a role like NT that is so hard to fill. see: planet theory. if you get an athletic big man, you can't assume that another one will come along next year.
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