I was a little concerned when we hired Paul P because all I know about him is that he was the Head Coach at Syracuse for many years and was then fired when the program started the decline. So I called a high school buddy of mine that went to Syracuse and played for Paul. What he confirmed for me was when he 1st got there the Orangeman ran a 3-4 blitz scheme with plenty of shifts and alignments to confuse and free up blitzing backers. He confirmed that the system was very complex and confusing and took a lot to get adjusted to. The defense would always have 3 down linemen but there was always at least 4 coming. Based on what he was saying is that it is a scheme very similar to Pittsburg. A pressure scheme living and dying by the blitz. In his 4 years there 2 of the 4 years they ran a 3-4 but due to personnel they switched to a 4-3. However, even with the 4-3 alignment there was still a ton of zone blitz packages that they ran.
It sounds to me that our boy Pauly likes a 3-4 zone blitz scheme. I guess it assumed that we will run a similar defense in Miami. While I can not say for sure just take it for what it is worth. Just thought some of you guys like me that is not familiar with the guy would like to know something about our new DC background.