It seems to me that more and more teams are switching to a 3-4 defense. The chiefs are one of those teams. With that being the case we're starting to get rid of more and more 4-3 players and bringing in more 3-4 players. I think we have enough talent right now where we could switch back to the 4-3. If we had a 4-3 defense right now heres how I could see it.
I would sign Julius Peppers and put him at LE. I don't think he would be very good in a 3-4 system. Unless he would be an outside rush linebacker similar to what Tamba Hali does. I would also like to see Hali move to the RE position. Glenn Dorsey's skills best fit him for a 4-3 defense. He is great at shedding blocks and rushing the passer in a 3 technique. Tyson Jackson is probably the best for a 3-4 on our whole d-line. I could see TJ playing the 1 technique or if we need him to he could also play end.
In our offseason plans right now it is sincerly important for us to either sing or draft a great nose tackle. Its the heart of the 3-4 defense. I think that in the draft if we somehow have the chance to get suh or mccoy we'll have to pass up on them because they dont fit our defense. This wouldnt be a problem if we had a 4-3.
with a possible 4-3 d-line of: hali, mccoy, suh, peppers, jackson, dorsey those are all first round players and we could have the best defenseive line in the league.
as for linebackers... Derrick Johnson could probably play a 3-4 or 4-3 linebacker. He was originally drafted as a 4-3 guy. So he should have no problem at any LB position especially with the D-line we could have. Demarrio williams is the same way. I think he could play in either system thats IF we don't replace him. Mcclain in the draft would also be a good pickup. We also have a chance to pickup our biggest mistake that we let go Scott Fulita.
whatever the chiefs do i'm behind them 100% I think if crennell can get the chiefs to become a dominant 3-4 defense i'm all for it. I just think we're closer to being a better 4-3 defense than a 3-4