Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/11/14

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 24: Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints runs past Scott Fujita of the Cleveland Browns at the Louisiana Superdome on October 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
There's a big change coming for the Cleveland Browns defense, and linebacker Scott Fujita thinks he and his teammates can successfully make the transition from 4-3 to 3-4. "Sometimes people can get too wrapped up in the 3-4, 4-3 conversation," Fujita said, via the Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. "To me it's about trying to find a system that best suits the talent you have on the team. If you have a general philosophy of being a 3-4, you can still toy around and do some kind of a hybrid, much like Arizona has done the last couple of years or Pittsburgh, where they keep a defensive linemen slanting and moving constantly.  "But to go to an old-school [Bill] Belichick or [Bill] Parcells-style 3-4, the personnel might not be best-suited for that because they just made a huge transition to 4-3 talented guys, so it's a big change. But they've got enough young athletes who are coachable and who can adapt." Scott is still recovering from a neck injury that could spell the end of his career, but he's not quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. He has a narrowing of the spinal column and also suffered nerve damage in his neck back in October and is set to become a free agent in March. "I'm not rushing into anything, but I think we all know I've had one neck surgery [13 years ago] and I'm potentially facing another one if things don't calm down in the next year or so," he said. "I've been through so much in the last year, year and a half, I think I just need to catch my breath and take some time and figure out the next step."
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