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View Poll Results: Which Broncos do you want in Nolan's 3-4?
Elvis Dumervil 90 66.67%
Ebenzer Ekuban 51 37.78%
Jarvis Moss 109 80.74%
Tim Crowder 77 57.04%
John Engelberger 9 6.67%
Marcus Thomas 114 84.44%
Dewayne Robertson 60 44.44%
Kenny Peterson 71 52.59%
Nic Clemons 28 20.74%
Jamie Winborn 31 22.96%
Boss Bailey 32 23.70%
Wesley Woodyard 117 86.67%
DJ Williams 122 90.37%
Spencer Larsen 111 82.22%
Mario Haggan 24 17.78%
Nate Webster 2 1.48%
Champ Bailey 123 91.11%
Dre' Bly 83 61.48%
Jack "MF" Williams 75 55.56%
Marquand Manual 3 2.22%
Josh Bell 67 49.63%
Josh Barrett 93 68.89%
Vernon Fox 7 5.19%
Marlon McCree 6 4.44%
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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This assuming we go to a 3-4, choose all that apply.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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Personally I don't want to cut very many players from our defense, but I do want to upgrade the starting positions and have starters from 08 like McCree, Manual and Webster to be playing on special teams.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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i want to see Doom get a chance at the SAM (and Moss too)...

i want to see Woodyard play the Jack (although him playing SS with Champ moving to FS sounds intriguing)...

Thomas to play end...

DJ to play Will...

that's about it...
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:08 AM   #4
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if anyone chooses Nate Webster i'll kill ya...
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:08 AM   #5
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same for engleberger...
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I voted for John Engleberger because I want to see what Popps will do.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:26 AM   #7
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By the way, am I crazy for thinking that Larsen would make a good MLB in the 3-4?
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:29 AM   #8
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By the way, am I crazy for thinking that Larsen would make a good MLB in the 3-4?
Not at all. I voted for him.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:30 AM   #9
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By the way, am I crazy for thinking that Larsen would make a good MLB in the 3-4?
No I think it is a perfect fit. You need a thumper in the middle of the 3-4.
I would also like to give Doom a chance in the 3-4 he is a competitor and can get after the QB.
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By the way, am I crazy for thinking that Larsen would make a good MLB in the 3-4?
Heck no. Didn't Arizona use a funky 3-4ish defensive front 7 anyways?
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By the way, am I crazy for thinking that Larsen would make a good MLB in the 3-4?
As crazy as I am for thinking Boss Bailey could maybe (although I didn't vote for him) be a 3-4 OLB.
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Personally I don't want to cut very many players from our defense, but I do want to upgrade the starting positions and have starters from 08 like McCree, Manual and Webster to be playing on special teams.
McCree and Manual can't tackle though. I want hungry players on ST that throw bodies around. IMO only Webster fits the bill on the players you mentioned.
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As crazy as I am for thinking Boss Bailey could maybe (although I didn't vote for him) be a 3-4 OLB.
yes you are crazy. Boss Bailey is like 235 pounds and not big enough to play linebacker in a 3-4. We go 3-4 and all of our linebackers except Larsen and DJ IMO will have to go.
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By the way, am I crazy for thinking that Larsen would make a good MLB in the 3-4?
Not only did i vote for him, i think he will anchor a ILB duo in the 3-4 of
Larsen/Maualuga......hopefully.
I would love to see teams try to run up the gut on that!
I actually voted for alot of the LBs
Larsen
WWIII
DJ (yes i did!)
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Woodyard & Williams would be a good fit pared up @ ILB. IMO Doom's a better served playing DE in a 4-3, he could get us some value somewhere. But I've been wrong about him before. I thought tackles were going to push him around in the NFL w/ his size. Moss for sure needs to be given a shot @ OLB wether it be will or sam.
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Whoops I voted more based on who I thought Would be involved more then who I Wanted to be.

Face it if we are going 3-4 some of our square pegs are going to have to be shoved into a somewhat round hole....atleast for the first year or two.
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No I think it is a perfect fit. You need a thumper in the middle of the 3-4.
I would also like to give Doom a chance in the 3-4 he is a competitor and can get after the QB.
actually you need to 2 big stout run defenders in the middle for a good 3-4. With only 1 DT in front of them they have to be able to take on Olineman and shed those blocks to make plays.
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Not only did i vote for him, i think he will anchor a ILB duo in the 3-4 of
Larsen/Maualuga......hopefully.
I would love to see teams try to run up the gut on that!
I actually voted for alot of the LBs
Larsen
WWIII
DJ (yes i did!)
Winbourn ( i think as a reserve)
Something to keep in mind is that Nolan was the coach of the Niners when they got rid of winborn.
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Woodyard & Williams would be a good fit pared up @ ILB. IMO Doom's a better served playing DE in a 4-3, he could get us some value somewhere. But I've been wrong about him before. I thought tackles were going to push him around in the NFL w/ his size. Moss for sure needs to be given a shot @ OLB wether it be will or sam.
If you put those 2 Lbers in the middle of a 3-4 you would get run on all day. You just can't play the middle in a 3-4 at 230 pounds like Woodyard is. DJ may be big enough but he would need a big stout partner to help him out. Someone like a Bart Scott from Balt or a rookie like Malualuga.
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if anyone chooses Nate Webster i'll kill ya...
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By the way, am I crazy for thinking that Larsen would make a good MLB in the 3-4?
I think it makes good sense, in the 3-4 you need ILBs with excellent football IQ and solid instincts who can tackle. I think Larsen would make a pretty good ILB. If we pair him up with a sideline to sideline athlete it could be really good.

My biggest hope by a mile is that DJ Williams will turn into Mike Vrabel. He can be that sort of zone, run, cover guy who blitzes a few times but mostly does the dirty work.
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Something to keep in mind is that Nolan was the coach of the Niners when they got rid of winborn.
I am just thinking of a reserve situation. He played hard for DEN, ( and celebrated waaay tooo much!) and seemd to improve. In case of injury, its nice to have a veteran.
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Sadly I can't see Elvis Dumervil working in the 3-4. He could be traded sadly...

Nice guy, great motor but not a 3-4 DE and linebacker may be too much to ask for.
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I just want to see these guys play when there are consiquinces for bad play. I think everyone except DJ and Robertson can be successful with nolan. DJ needs a change, he;s been praise here too long to change. Robertson, well he just hates 3-4 and has not been good as a NT in the past. Thats how he got to denver.
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If you put those 2 Lbers in the middle of a 3-4 you would get run on all day. You just can't play the middle in a 3-4 at 230 pounds like Woodyard is. DJ may be big enough but he would need a big stout partner to help him out. Someone like a Bart Scott from Balt or a rookie like Malualuga.
Ok, I forgot woodyard was two hundred freakin' 12 pounds..... thats a lot of LB's that gotta go off our rosterin addition to WW. I like what I've read on Malualuga so far though.
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