So, the Packers run a "3-4", but only use that formation a fraction of the time. We're generally using two DLmen, two OLB's, two linebackers and 5 defensive backs. With four guys lined up on top of the offensive line, that (kind of) takes away one of the advantages that the 3-4 is meant to bring. But in todays NFL it's hard to commit to the traditional 3-4, because of how much teams pass the ball. If we basically have a 4-3 defense, why call it a 3-4? Obviously its a personnel thing. Which is why i've always wondered why coaches stick to the 3-4 and 4-3 stereotypes. The Packers have Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, one is a OLB and one should be a DE. Why does Nick Perry have to be a OLB just because Clay Matthews is? If we're going with the 4 pass rushers, why can't Nick Perry rush from a 3 point stance instead of standing up? I guess it makes it harder for him to drop into coverage, but only rushing 3 sucks anyway. Plus Nick Perry sucks in coverage so he shouldnt be doing it in the first place...So why?!