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Food for Thought....Yum

First off on behalf of Route36, Evilbanner, and myself, I must say we told you so. McD sucked and needed to go. OK Im done boasting. Second off I must say that I WAS WRONG about Ernie Sims he sucks. On to some real shit. Heres some thoughts that Im wondering that are most likely going through your heads and the Eagles FO.

Can we run the 3-4?

I had an epiphany yesterday and realized that I think we can run the 3-4. We all know that in order for the 3-4 to have any kind of success it starts with the front 7. You need 4 quick LBs who are strong enough to shed blocks and cover, a bull at NT and two large but quick DE's. So I looked up some of the best 3-4 defenses in recent memory to compare if we have what it takes PHYSICALLY. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Patriots

Weight

Height

40

LDE

Ty Warren

307

6ft 5in

5.1

NT

Vince Wilfork

325

6ft 2in

5.08

RDE

Jarvis Green

272

6ft 3in

4.87

LOLB

Mike Vrabel

261

6ft 4in

???

LILB

Adalius Thomas

270

6ft 2in

???

RILB

Tedy Bruschi

247

6ft 1in

4.49

ROLB

Rosevelt Colvin

256

6ft 3in

4.92

2009 Jets

Weight

Height

40

LDE

Shaun Ellis

280

6ft 5

4.85

NT

Sione Pouha

325

6ft 3

5.02

RDE

Marques Douglas

292

6ft 2

???

LOLB

Bryan Thomas

266

6ft 4

4.67

LILB

Bart Scott

240

6ft 2

???

RILB

David Harris

243

6ft 2

4.59

ROLB

Calvin Pace

265

6ft 4

4.79

2008 Ravens

Weight

Height

40

LDE

Justin Bannan

310

6ft 3

???

NT

Haloti Ngata

338

6ft 4

5.13

RDE

Trevor Pryce

290

6ft 5

???

LOLB

Jarret Johnson

265

6ft 2

5.07

LILB

Ray Lewis

250

6ft 1

4.58

RILB

Bart Scott

240

6ft 2

???

ROLB

Terrell Suggs

262

6ft 3

4.82

2008 Steelers

Weight

Height

40

LDE

Aaron Smith

298

6ft 5

5.06

NT

Casey Hampton

325

6ft 1

5.25

RDE

Brett Keisel

285

6ft 5

4.6

LOLB

LaMarr Woodley

266

6ft 2

4.74

LILB

James Farrior

243

6ft 2

???

RILB

Larry Foote

231

6ft 1

4.83

ROLB

James Harrison

242

6ft 0

4.85

 

 

 

 





 

Now here comes the interesting part. Say the eagles are running the 3-4 and training camp arrives and no ones job is safe. Keenan Clayton showed some promising signs this season and my boy Ricky Sapp will be ready to roll. If Dixon is our staple at NT then Patterson and Laws should be effective in a proper rotation ( I thing we're trading Bunkley). Chaney and Bradley should win the inside jobs but you never know when you switch schemes. Bradley might be better on the outside. Lets look at the possible candidates starting from REASONABLE scratch. 

2011 Eagles

Weight

Height

40

LDE

Juqua Parker

250

6ft 2

???

Brandon Grham

268

6ft 2

4.71

Avg from listed

298.75

6ft 4

5.003333

NT

Antonio Dixon

324

6 ft 3

5.17

Mike Patterson

292

6ft 0

5.08

Avg from listed

328.25

5.12

RDE

Trent cole

270

6ft 3

4.86

Darryl Tapp

270

6ft 1

4.83

Avg from listed

284.75

4.735

LOLB

Ernie simes

230

6ft

4.56

Keenan Clayton

229

6ft 1

4.59

Avg from listed

264.5

4.826667

LILB

Stewart Bradley

260

6ft 4

4.72

Avg from listed

250.75

4.58

RILB

Jamar Chaney

242

6ft 1

4.54

Avg from listed

240.25

4.636667

ROLB

Moise Foku

233

6ft 1

4.65

Ricky Sapp

252

6ft 4

4.65

Avg from listed

256.25

4.845

Ok so we are undersized and excel wouldn't average my heights and I'm not doing it by hand. But keep in mind that these were championship caliber defenses that had drafted accordingly to the scheme. They've been saying we are undersized for years but EFF it we're winning anyways. Im going out on a limb and saying that Ricky Sapp will be starting somewhere on this D next year. If we implement a 3-4 it will be a work in progress, but it couldnt be worst than this years D. Keep in mind that just be cause we are a base 3-4 doesnt mean we toss our 4-3 and bear packages. What do you guys think?

Nnamdi Asomugha

I dont know if you guys have seen this video but its pretty scary how he shut down one of the best receivers in the league. No need to head into the what ifs, we all know how scary our D would be with him. There's no doubt in my mind that Andy Reid and the FO are having wet dreams about him. 



Kurt Coleman's Potential

I really wish I could find video of that Vikings game, but I really believe we have found Mikell's replacement. He made mistakes this year like every young rookie. He is an aggressive ball hawk, alot faster than I thought with 4.5 speed and sits a 192. He will get bigger and he will get better, the skys the limit for this guy. Sad but this is the only video I could find.

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