Re: Seau means less Pierre Woods or more 3-4?
posted at 10/6/2009 9:48 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Seau means less Pierre Woods or more 3-4?
[QUOTE]Mayo is fine back this week or next at the latest
Posted by steve1581[/QUOTE]
Sources? I know Mike Reiss reported that signing Seau meant nothing to the timetable of Mayo's recovery, but I also haven't seen anything implying that Mayo was probable or definite for any upcoming games. Also, I wouldn't bring him back in the high altitude of Denver - the altitude is bad enough without coupling that with reduced conditioning from being out and I think fatigue would open him up to re-injuring himself. Just a theory.
Ideally I'd like Guyton, Mayo, and Thomas on the field along with a combo DE/OLB (TBC, Ninkovich, or Burgess) and/or a nickel back. Having Seau and Mayo to go along with Guyton, Thomas, Woods, Ninkovich, and Banta-Cain, along with big guys Ty Warren and Vince Wilfork and pass rushers Jarvis Green and Mike Wright gives the team the ability to show a ton of looks.
4-3 rushing down: Burgess, Wilfork, Sands, and Warren; Guyton, Mayo, and Thomas
4-3 passing down: Burgess, Wright, Green, TBC; same LB's (usually go to nickel or dime, anyway)
3-4: Warren, Wilfork, Green/Sands; Woods/TBC/Burgess/Guyton, Seau/Guyton, Mayo, and Thomas (Seau on running downs, Guyton on passing downs)
3-3-5: Warren, Wilfork, Green/Sands; Guyton, Mayo, Thomas, McGowan
2-5: Warren, Wilfork; LB combo du jour
you get the point. Point is that 5 linebackers plus the two combo DE/OLB guys lets Belichick be creative again. You can't paint with crayons (copyright 2009 NickC1188)