posted at 7/31/2014 2:26 PM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to seawolfxs' comment:
Supposedly the Pats are only going to carry 5 lbs
that would mean that the 4/3 is gone as a base defense
So we have Hightower,Collins,Mayo and Anderson ( Anderson and Collins
very good cover lbs)
Who is the best shot at the 5th lb?
Any PS players here now??
Pat's Fan lost in Jet Land
Wouldn't it mean the opposite? Less LB's means it's easier to run a 43 because you usually load up along the DL and in a 34 you typically want to carry more LB's. Don't also forget Nink and Jones could flex out to LB (like McGinest) in a 34 so I wouldn't rule out either.
Yes, those 4 I think are locked in. The 5th guy is going to have to provide ST plays. White and Davis seem to have the edge in that catagory. Flemmings got good size though and can't rule out Beauharnais. Of all of them though only White played in all 16 games so I'd have him as the tentative nod.
Agree with Russ here. It would most likely mean we have 3 lbs on the field most of the time.
However, as we know, we have a number of players that are hybrids...lb/s, de/lb, olb/ILB...
Its hard to look at the defense and pencil them all in to certain positions. I think bb has a great deal of flexibility with this group, and when he has this, he can call up some crazy schemes to give opponents fits.