Re: Meeting Josh Barrett
posted at 9/6/2011 11:58 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Meeting Josh Barrett
[QUOTE]All good points and agree with most. Barrett is an interesting prospect at least on paper. he's a tad smaller than I would like at 4-3 OLB, but I think can pull it off if you change up on the fly. He's I think what BB was seeking in that hybrid role, similar to what McGowan did, but way more gifted in terms of speed. You didn't mention a 5 man line. But what about this crazy alignment.... Ellis, Pryor, VW, Haynesworth, Carter Mayo Bodden, McCourty, Dowling, Chung, Barrett Lots to play with.
Posted by PatsLifer[/QUOTE]
I couldn't fit in all the psoosibilities
a 4-2 or 5-1 nickel look would be amazing
The Patriots used that 5-1 look when Mayo went down in 2009 and Guyton was the guy in the middle behind two NT.
I like all the looks what i like most about this patriots team is that they can give you many many looks with the same personel on the field
1) Vince and Haynesworth can play DE/NT/DT
2) Ellis can play DE in both
3) Carter and Cunningham can play Hybrid Tweeners in a 3:4 but are better suited as 4:3 ends.
4) Mayo and Guyton can play all the LB positions, they played ALL in college as well. Mayo played strong and weak side as a sophmore and was moved to middle his Junior Year. Guyton was a weakside backed at Georgia Tech but finished on the strong side his senior year.
5) Barrett has the size to play weakside backer and the speed to play SS/FS
6) Chung is a SS but he can play the STAR
7) Dane fletcher plays the middle well and he used to be a DE in college
8) Bodden is a left corner who can play the STAR as well.
9) Ras I Dowling, Bodden and Moulden (new guy from houston) have the size to play safety in Nickle and Dime.
I'm sorry but i don't see this type of flexibilty anywhere else in the NFL
Patriots have created a defense similar to there offense... its a week to week game planning hybrid 4:3 3:4