So, with the hire of Todd Bowles, there are the rumors of the Arizona Cardinals switching to a 4-3 scheme. If the team decides to go that route, who would be displaced? Standard DT in a 4-3 are in the 300+ pound range, while the DE are between 260 and 275 pounds. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule.
Big Dan Williams could remain as at NT in a non traditional 4-3 system, continuing to take on the offensive double team.
Calais Campbell is awful big for a traditional DE in a 4-3. Could the Cards keep him there, or would they switch him to a DT?
Darnell Dockett, the beast that plays DT for the Cards now in a 3-4. Would he continue to play there, or would they ask him to play DE?
Sam Acho, current OLB for the Cardinals would easily switch over the the SOLB position, lining up over the tight end, and working against the run. My only concern here is Acho's ability to cover a TE in this scheme.
Daryl Washington would also easily transition to the WOLB spot, where he could be used to sniff out the QB.
Quentin Groves could move to backup the SOLB position, and O'Brien Schofield could back up the WOLB position, but those positions are stretches and don't best utilize the skill set that these gentlemen have.
And then there is the MILB spot. Paris Lenon is fighting with father time, and may no longer be the player required for this spot. Perhaps Stewart Bradley, who played the MILB spot when he played for the Philadelphia Eagles could move into the role. However, he has yet to see any sort of solid playing time for the Cards. Could Bradley regain his old form, or are the Cards in need of a true MILB for their 4-3?
What do you guys think? My thoughts, switching to a 4-3 leads to more questions than answwers for this team, as far as player personnel go.
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