OK, so we’ve been over how this Patriots defense that was re-introduced on Sunday is actually not that uncommon around the NFL (here’s a New York Times picture of the Jets playing these games). But it was something that New England doesn’t do every week, so I asked some buddies of mine what they’d call it.
One name: A “UFO” front.
Another: A “Radar” front.
The Browns actually did call it a UFO under Romeo Crennel — something I found here — so I would guess that’s what the Patriots’ name for it is.
Still, I’m not gonna ruin your fun. So keep coming at it here, and we’ll set up a poll for you later on in the week.