Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 1/31/13
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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