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For Jaguars’ Defense, 3-4 Look Means Aggression, Not Mere Scheme Change

Article By on 13th August, 2009

... Tucker in January after he was fired by Cleveland, observers whispered that the Jaguars might be looking to adopt his 3-4 defense.

That two-gap scheme, predicated on behemoths like the Browns' Shaun Rogers (6'4", 350 pounds) and Corey Williams (6'5", 320) taking on multiple blockers up front—and undermined, in part, by Rogers' tendency to shoot gaps instead of clogging them—would be an awkward task for Jacksonville's defensive personnel.

Of the 10 down linemen on the Jaguars' current roster, only tackles John Henderson (6'7", 335), Rob Meier (6'5", 315), and Terrance Knighton (6'3", 325) have the requisite length and lower-body bulk to two-gap. Henderson and Meier, veterans with 18 years of experience between them, would ...

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