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Mark Bradley is a sports columnist and blogger for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

If the Falcons move to a 3-4, would Clowney fit?

  • 1:08 pm Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Mark Bradley
Tyson Jackson plays the run. It's what he does. (AP photo)

The free-agent signings of defensive end Tyson Jackson, who’s better at stopping the run than rushing the passer, and tackle Paul Soliai, who can play as a nose man, have heightened the already-burning speculation that the Atlanta Falcons are moving from the 4-3 defense to the 3-4. The Falcons keep trying to act as if such a shift would be no big deal, but it would. It would be an admission that coach Mike Smith, who oversaw the 4-3 when he was a defensive coordinator, has come to believe there’s a better way than his way.

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