The B10 Blog has some more bites about the Pro Day, most interesting to me is:
"There's some debate about whether Penn State will use a 3-4 alignment more this season after losing several defensive ends but returning plenty at linebacker."
If you ask me, the loss of Maybin and Evans may give our team the opportunity to switch over to a 3-4 system. When you're loaded at LB this may simply be a necessity but a change like this could completely alter our defensive schemes permanently if it works. I'm on the fence about it. On one hand 4-3 is great for getting pressure w/o blitzing, and we've been very successful with that package. On the other hand we can put our best foot forward with 4 LB's, and DE's that can play standing up (Hayes for example). Plus Brandon Ware could easily fit into the system if he's on track to lose some weight.
The bottom line for me is Bradley has been blitzing more then he used to, but the blitzes aren't nearly as effective as they should be. That may be a personel issue (Hull was ineffective on blitzes), but it may also be a package issue. I would love to see Bradley run a Steeler's-esque system where your safeties and LB's can all blitz or drop into coverage interchangably. I see our newest crop of safeties (Hodges) fitting that mold.
Oh, and I hope either way we stop running the "cover-3".
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