3-4 in Green Bay…Boon or Blasphemy?
So…Dom Capers will be running the 3-4 in Lambeau. Let’s take a quick look at what this might mean:
Ryan Pickett will play the nose and Cullen Jenkins will man one of the 5-Technique (DE in a 3-4) spots. The other DE may well be their first round pick in ’09. Aaron Kampmann moves to a stand-up OLB/DE hybrid similar to Adalius Thomas in New England. The MLB spots will be filled by Nick Barnett and AJ Hawk, with Brady Poppinga starting the year as the other outside linebacker. The top defenses in 2009, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, played their safeties close to the line of scrimmage much of the time and Nick Collins and Atari Bigby may both flourish in that alignment. Capers will play more zone than Sanders and that may mean Al Harris moves on with Tramon Williams taking over opposite Charles Woodson.