Hightower, clearly, isn't an every-down player.
Give the green-dot (player with the radio in their helmet... guy responsible for dissemination of the playcall) to McCourty, who is an every-down player.
Play a 3-4, as we saw today. Anchor the line with Forston/Neblett at NT, and have Kelly at one end, Chris Jones at the other, with Vellano rotating through behind Kelly and Jones. Chandler Jones will play the elephant position, Nink makes a perfect LOLB, and have Fletcher (who reminds me of Bruschi) play at ILB, with Hightower and Spikes rotating next to Fletcher, filling the "thumper" role.