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Re: Datone Jones - why 4-3 matters (in my mind)
Posted by Scott on 7/12/2017, 4:31 pm, in reply to "Re: Datone Jones"
I disagree somewhat with Ry. I think that despite the amount of nickel that teams play that in the 4-3, the DEs are asked to stand up less than the OLBs in the 3-4 and on base downs they have to battle it out more with the big guys. I think that fits a bit better with guys who are more physical and less nimble. I do agree however, that moving to the 4-3 isn't going to make Jones a better pass rusher. The better fit as 4-3 should still benefit him because he will probably receive more snaps in base, which will increase his opportunities. Instead of being behind smaller, more nimble pass rushers, those guys will be behind him as linebackers. If Green Bay ran a 4-3, Jones could have been a starting DE in 2017 with Perry while Matthews started at OLB (probably strong side).