Fab Five: Best 4-3 DEs in the NFL

June 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When surveying the NFL 4-3 defensive landscape, one will undoubtedly encounter odd monikers, nicknames, and titles such as "Over," "Under," and "Stack." And while these terms may or may not mean anything to you, I would propose a new term for the venerable 4-3 defense. "Phased Out" It seems as though two or three teams every year convert to the 3-4 defense, with a total of 11 teams converting over the last four years. The 3-4 is a completely different beast and allows flexibility when presenting the offense with a multitude of options to factor for. With the 3-4 all the rage now, coupled with more aggressive schemes in sacking the QB, we take a look at the NFL's top five defensive ends in the 4-3.Begin Slideshow

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