Ok Raider nation... All is looking well, we just got an outstanding defender and five time Pro-Bowler to help bolster our questionable d-line. But one problem. How does a 6'6'' 310 pound 3-4 defensive end fit into a 4-3? I'm sorry but this trade really threw me off. Do the Raiders play Burgess at D-end? Well at his size he will likely only be used in running situations and that doesn't bode well for him if he really plans on being the guy on top of the QB. If he does play D-end he will likely take over Jay Richardson's spot being subed out for Trevor Scott on passing downs. Does he play the 3-technique D-tackle spot. He's an ideal build, but that job is already taken by Tommy Kelly who actually does a pretty good job. If he were to play that would send a definate message to Kelly ...
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