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Lions Won't Switch To 3-4 Defense

Jan 21, 2013 2:50 PM EST

Jim Schwartz dismissed rumors that the Detroit Lions may switch to the 3-4 defense.

"We're not going to a 3-4," said Schwartz on Monday.

As for the Wide-9, the extra wide, angled defensive end alignment the Lions use on most downs, Schwartz didn't see it as the problem last year.

"We didn't have enough sacks this year," he said. "To be able to blame that on the Wide 9, the people that say that really don't know what they're talking about. Every team in league, when it's third down, lines up exactly the way we do it. It puts guys in the best position to rush the passer."

Via Justin Rogers/MLive