“If we can move towards the type of defense, the brand of defense that we’ve been playing where I just came from, we can evolve to that. I was talking to Mr. Irsay, if Wade Phillips can go to the Houston Texans and install the 3-4 with no offseason and make Mario Williams an outside linebacker and stand him up on early downs, that the two explosive, great athletes, the great pass rushers that we have on the edge here, I don’t see an issue. Our motto is simple me, complex you. To say I’m a 3-4 guy, we want to build a defense that is really flexible. It’s going to be really simple for our guys to execute, but when the offense prepares for it and they see it on Sunday, it’s going to look very complex to them. Just because we may line up and they say ‘Hey, look, they’re a 3-4 team,’ we could be a 4-3 team on first down, we could be an odd 3-4 look on second down and the Lord only knows on third-and-7-plus. That’s our goal. That would be my answer to that.”
I always wanted to see how the colts could play a 3-4 defense with mathis and freeney lining up like linebackers, with their athleticism, I would love to see the destruction they would impose on rival quarterbacks, look out Tom Brady.
@psvirsky What did he say, do you have the link would like to check that out. Thanks
@paulcareyjr@psvirsky It was in the IndyStar transcript of his press conference, in the questions section. Literally, he said he´d learned since peewee football you needed to run and stop the run to win in football, but that, sometimes, you´d also need to throw 40-45 times a game to win, and that we would be flexible... Very frightening, and too reminiscent of many other former Baltimore DCs.
@psvirsky Agreed. If he takes that philosphy into action, then we'll be like the Tacks or the Jaguars and we might just as well have hired Jack from the River.