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  1. I agree...said the same thing either earlier in this thread or in a different one, but with his athleticism he may be able to play the WILL. I remember when Dungy was here they spoke about how the WILL is basically a free runner who's job is to get to the ball. Obviously he'd have zone responsibilities as well but once the ball comes out or a RB takes off with it,they wanted a fast guy to be able to chase down the ball carrier. They didn't have any LBs fast enough for the role so they drafted Cato June, who'd played CB and S in college and converted him to the WILL. Mingo has great athleticism so if he can handle the zone responsibilities reasonably well I think he could be very good at the WILL position. Of course that could also just be wishful thinking.
  2. I just want to thank everyone that's been talking about greatest college football teams of all time for not trying to claim that any of them could beat a weak NFL team because....no...no they couldn't lol.
  3. The only reason the 3-4 didn't work here was lack of talent
  4. Frank Reich HC - #3 is Barkley or Chubb

    Why do you want to go cluttering your mind with the inconsequential? (movie quote :P). Seriously though, it doesn't matter who would be better if bossa put on 25 more lbs or Anderson lost 25 lbs until one of them actually do. Now like I said above, if the colts truly are trying to recreate Seattle's defense then Anderson at LDE makes sense. I'd still move him inside on passing downs to get faster speed rushers on the edges.
  5. I would like to see Mingo tried out at Will but I'm not holding my breath that he'll excel there.
  6. Thank you. I'm at work so didn't have time to look up the differences between under and over before saving that last post. Lol
  7. Oh I disagree with you there. IMO the guys we have in the front 7 are better suited for a 3-4 (preferably 1 gap) but shouldn't take too much turnover to get better 4-3 personnel. Most of our guys would work in either but a few (Simon, Mingo, Basham) imo are better suited as OLBs than DEs. But they'll be great for a Nascar package
  8. Frank Reich HC - #3 is Barkley or Chubb

    Anderson may be a better athlete compared to other guys his size as compared to Bosa vs. other guys Bosa's size...but Bosa vs. Anderson is easy...Bosa definitely seems to be the better athlete.
  9. Well here's the thing in regards to Simon...Seattle used more of a pass rushing OLB as their SAM (I think) in Bruce Irvin when he was drafted. Their defense is more of a 4-3 Under (or over...I always get them backwards lol) so one of the OLBs is more of a hybrid DE/OLB and if that's the case then Simon or Mingo should work well there. Mingo being much more athletic may be able to be coached up to be able to play the WILL. But yes we definitely need some new LBs. Preferably at least one in FA and one in the draft. Bostic seemed to improve as the season went on last year so he may work out and Walker could work in the new defense as well but hard to say how well they'll do.
  10. Didn't Gus Bradley install a similar 4-3 defense as he ran in Seattle? According to their posted depth chart it's a 4-3 defense.
  11. Anderson and Ridgeway on the edges against the run would be great but in any passing situation they'll move inside to DT to rush the passer. We definitely don't want Sheard playing primarily at OLB in a 4-3 defense. We need coverage guys at OLB. Even Simon playing SAM in this type of defense is questionable. Sheard is about the perfect prototypical size for DE in a 4-3 front. However, and here is the caveat, if they're truly trying to recreate the Seattle defense then yes, Anderson and Ridgeway would fit in better at DE. As someone posted in another thread, Pete Carroll's defense has been described (by Carroll himself) as a 4-3 defense but with 3-4 personnel ....at least on the strong side of the formation. On the weakside I think they still use a more prototypical 4-3 edge rusher. If we do wind up trying to duplicate Seattle, then I think the DL would be: LDE - Anderson LDT - Woods RDT - Hankins RDE - Sheard So ultimately to answer your question about whether that is going to happen to us, we don't know yet.
  12. Frank Reich HC - #3 is Barkley or Chubb

    Fine isn't going to get it done in the type of offense they seem to be wanting to switch to. We need 2 explosive speed rushers on the edges. As I said, I think Anderson's best role in passing situations would be rushing from the interior. When you look at the combine results for Anderson and Bosa, Bosa performed better in all areas except for 20 yard shuttle. Bosa beat Anderson everywhere else so I definitely disagree that Anderson is a better athlete than Bosa. I do agree that the Colts will surprise a lot of people and that they have more talent than they've been given credit for. But I don't think Anderson is going to be a very effective edge rusher in a 4-3 front. I'd much rather him be 1-gapping from the interior on any passing downs.
  13. Frank Reich HC - #3 is Barkley or Chubb

    Anderson should be fine as DE on early/short yardage downs but I'd never put him at DE in a passing situation. He should be used similarly to how Denver and Jax use Malik Jackson. Outside on running downs but inside on passing situations.
  14. I think you have that backwards. Our strength in the 3-4 was the DL (Anderson, Woods, Hankins with Ridgeway, Stewart off the bench). Switching to a 4-3 takes one of those guys OFF the field. The 3-4 OLBs (most of them) become DEs and OLB was definitely not our strength last year. So in switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 you're taking one DL off the field and replacing him with an OLB.
  15. Frank Reich HC - #3 is Barkley or Chubb

    GoColts8818 literally said EXACTLY THAT in the post you quoted.