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Chargers to use 3-4?

With the hiring of Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator, the San Diego Chargers answered one question and raised another. They now know who will attempt to lead the defense back to a state of dominance not seen since the Joe Pascale era…but they don't know which scheme he will employ in his attempts to do so. While Wade Phillips has been successful using either scheme, he has openly stated that he prefers to run the 3-4.

His indecision thus far concerning which system the Chargers will utilize hints at the fact that change is likely coming. Phillips has said that personnel will make his decision for him. "Personnel dictates what you do," Phillips said. "There isn't a big difference (between the 3-4 and the 4-3 defensive alignments)... It's really how you utilize your personnel, whatever front you're playing...

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