Originally Posted by Sorter
But they still 2-gap out of their 4-3.
Belichick is stubborn as hell.
Here's a really, really interesting read on what Bellichick is doing. I had to look it up because I just don't know. But this makes perfect sense. They essentially rotate between a 2-gap, a 4-3 over, and a 4-3 under, often running multiple schemes at the same time.
Interesting idea. And you wonder if the Pats made any actual commitment to adding talent to the defense, if it could actually work. I'm more and more fascinated by defenses with versatility. As offenses try harder and harder to move to a quick, no huddle snap, the ability to run multiple sets out of the same personnel is very interesting. One of the reasons I'm a huge fan of the Gus Bradley defense.