NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Shaun Phillips has seen a lot of change in his 10 years in the NFL. The linebacker believes that Tennessee's switch to a hybrid 3-4 defensive scheme helps the Titans keep up with the rest of the league.
Phillips said Tuesday only four or five teams played a 3-4 scheme when he came into the NFL. Now he says 20 or more teams use the 3-4, a defense that requires multiple dynamic pass rushers and playmakers. The scheme creates opportunities for more big defensive plays.
The linebacker signed a two-year deal with Tennessee after leaving the Denver Broncos. He's part of the Titans' changes under new coach Ken Whisenhunt and defensive coordinator Ray Horton. The Titans had played a 4-3 scheme since arriving from Houston in 1997.
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