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"I'm not caught up with labels," Kelly said. "Because I don't think it's going to be a ladies-and-gentlemen defense. I think it's hopefully going to be a defense that creates a lot of turnovers and gets the ball back to our offense."
Davis has worked mostly with 3-4 defenses. He said 15 of his 21 years coaching in the NFL were with odd-man fronts. When he was the defensive coordinator in Arizona from 2009-10, Davis ran a 3-4, but it was called a "4-3 under" that implemented some 4-3 principles.
Kelly confirmed that he prefers a 3-4. More NFL teams have been switching to an odd-man front because of its versatility. The fact that Kelly hired inside and outside linebackers coaches suggests that he will have a defense suited more to a 3-4, and one that employs linebackers of a different skill set.
|It will be interesting to see how new defensive coordinator Bill Davis uses players like Trent Cole.|