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View Poll Results: Which defensive player do the Bolts MOST need to replace?
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So we run a base 3-4 I'm told. However we run alot of 4-3 sets, correct? Why do we do this? Is it because we don't have a true NT? Seems like we don't have the personnel to run a 4-3. Also, how often do we blitz? I notice us rushing 4 guys alot. Prototypical 4-3 style there. I'd think we would still need some big bodies as tackles. Not really sure what we're trying to do on defense. Anyone have any answers?
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We almost never run a 43 personnel set, at least I've never seen it. We get into a lot of even fronts because teams are running 10 and 11 personnel at us. We're using a lot of 2-4-5 looks and still some 4-2-5 looks. Every 34 team in the league uses roll downs, which essentially gets you in a 43 alignment, just like 43 teams will use a weak eagle roll to get a 34 (52) front. Even when we're in even fronts, you still have a nose except for down/distance situations that allow for 2s and or 3s.
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So we run a base 3-4 I'm told. However we run alot of 4-3 sets, correct? Why do we do this? Is it because we don't have a true NT? Seems like we don't have the personnel to run a 4-3. Also, how often do we blitz? I notice us rushing 4 guys alot. Prototypical 4-3 style there. I'd think we would still need some big bodies as tackles. Not really sure what we're trying to do on defense. Anyone have any answers?
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We almost never run a 43 personnel set, at least I've never seen it. We get into a lot of even fronts because teams are running 10 and 11 personnel at us. We're using a lot of 2-4-5 looks and still some 4-2-5 looks. Every 34 team in the league uses roll downs, which essentially gets you in a 43 alignment, just like 43 teams will use a weak eagle roll to get a 34 (52) front. Even when we're in even fronts, you still have a nose except for down/distance situations that allow for 2s and or 3s.
Well, BiggestFan, there's your answer.

Go ahead and digest it for a little while.
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Well, BiggestFan, there's your answer.

Go ahead and digest it for a little while.
It was a very well thought out answer. Very informative. That being said, be nice to have some beef on that dline.
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It was a very well thought out answer. Very informative. That being said, be nice to have some beef on that dline.
It would be nice to be able to stop the run and pressure the QB.....how much the players weigh while accomplishing this is not relevant I would guess.
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So we run a base 3-4 I'm told. However we run alot of 4-3 sets, correct? Why do we do this? Is it because we don't have a true NT? Seems like we don't have the personnel to run a 4-3. Also, how often do we blitz? I notice us rushing 4 guys alot. Prototypical 4-3 style there. I'd think we would still need some big bodies as tackles. Not really sure what we're trying to do on defense. Anyone have any answers?
the words "run" and "defense" should not be used in the same context when it comes to the chargers. thanks, bye
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We are getting run over, not 3-4 or 4-3.
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So we run a base 3-4 I'm told. However we run alot of 4-3 sets, correct? Why do we do this? Is it because we don't have a true NT? Seems like we don't have the personnel to run a 4-3. Also, how often do we blitz? I notice us rushing 4 guys alot. Prototypical 4-3 style there. I'd think we would still need some big bodies as tackles. Not really sure what we're trying to do on defense. Anyone have any answers?
We don't run 4-3 sets. We run a lot of nickel, which uses a 4 man front. But it isn't a 4-3 because we're replacing a defensive lineman with a defensive back.

So we go from:

4 DB's, 4 LB's, and 3 DL

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5 DB's, 2 LB's, and 4 DL

I think you should look around the league, because this isn't obscure in the least. This is basically the norm. Whether you're a 4-3 or 3-4 base, every team spends a ton of time in 4-2-5 nickel. It's the league's most common formation.

So no, we don't do this because of a NT issue (which isn't the same thing as saying that we have good NT play). We do this because it's the NFL in 2015. Teams are almost always needing an extra DB, and pass rush formations are more necessary than run D formations.

Over the past two seasons, we've blitzed about 30% of the time. 17th in the league in 2014 and 13th in the league in 2013.
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So we run a base 3-4 I'm told. However we run alot of 4-3 sets, correct? Why do we do this? Is it because we don't have a true NT? Seems like we don't have the personnel to run a 4-3. Also, how often do we blitz? I notice us rushing 4 guys alot. Prototypical 4-3 style there. I'd think we would still need some big bodies as tackles. Not really sure what we're trying to do on defense. Anyone have any answers?
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We almost never run a 43 personnel set, at least I've never seen it. We get into a lot of even fronts because teams are running 10 and 11 personnel at us. We're using a lot of 2-4-5 looks and still some 4-2-5 looks. Every 34 team in the league uses roll downs, which essentially gets you in a 43 alignment, just like 43 teams will use a weak eagle roll to get a 34 (52) front. Even when we're in even fronts, you still have a nose except for down/distance situations that allow for 2s and or 3s.


Um it's actually we run a 0-0 defense because we have zero coverage, zero pass rush, zero run defense, zero tackling. Is there a stat for which team has the most missed tackles??? I'm sure Chargers are top 2.
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