Read here from Cheeseheadtv.com. Aaron at Cheeseheadtv must have been listening to MM’s 1pm press conference. If indeed McCarthy is on board with moving to a 3-4 as Aaron indicates, suddenly, I like the Capers hire more. I was hesitant to endorse the hire right away in part because at that time, I didn’t have a sense for whether Capers would actually bring a 3-4. Aaron’s a reliable source though, so I believe now the Pack will move to a 3-4. (This has been confirmed now by jsonline, though their article link is not working).
I have outlined my reasoning for wanting to move to a 3-4 in a past post. Many are worried about how a 3-4 scheme will fit with our present personnel. My simple response to that, as I’ve said before, is that a 4-3 certainly hasn’t worked that well with our present personnel. So why not make a change and move to a defensive scheme some argue is better suited to the modern game (thanks Joshy for pointing our this article)? Read here from NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan…an interesting breakdown of 3-4 vs 4-3 and why 3-4 may just be a more effective scheme in the modern-day NFL.
An interesting stat I just looked up – in 2006, as defensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins, Dom Capers led their 3-4 defense to a #4 overall ranking, #5 ranking against the pass and a #8 ranking against the rush. Nice.