Shop for the Jacksonville Jaguars New Look at Fanatics!

Jags to go back to 4-3 base defense in 2010

The Florida Times-Union reports that the 3-4 experiment in Jacksonville is over, and the team will go back to an ‘attack’ 4-3 defense in 2010:

Forget last season’s experiment with the 3-4 defense as the Jaguars are now going to line up in a base defense with three linebackers and four linemen, and specifically be an “attack 4-3 defense.” That is the way general manager Gene Smith describes what the defense will look like after a meeting of the minds with coach Jack Del Rio on what kind of team the Jaguars are going to be in 2010. “We are going to keep the 4-3 as our base defensive package and will be more of an attacking 4-3 with tighter coverage going into next year,” Smith said. Last season, the Jaguars switched to a 3-4 defense after they lost defensive end Reggie Hayward to a season-ending leg injury in the opener but that defense didn’t fit their personnel well, and they eventually switched back to the 4-3 scheme. Smith said the Jaguars will “have more of a penetrating front, hard-charging with more of a one-gap philosophy. We want to get to the edges attacking. Clearly we have to get better up front.”

Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Jaguars Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply

Write For Us