we plan to run considering all the secrecy regarding the new staff up to this point? If we are in fact planning to switch to the 3-4, now everyone knows the type of defensive players we’ll be targeting in the Draft and Free Agency. Seems counter intuitive to the Pioli way.
I realize both Pendergast and Gibbs have 3-4 experience and this might give away our Defensive scheme plans. However, Gibbs ran the 4-3 New Orleans and Pendergast only ran the 3-4 part-time in AZ. Point being, we could have kept the rest of the league in the dark for a while and gain a small advantage in the Draft. If the other 31 teams have no clue as to the type of players we are targeting, it can only work in our favor.