Bill Belichick Drops Off Recent Draft Picks In Middle Of Nowhere, Tells Them To Find Way Back

Interesting “Team-Building” Exercise. Andy Reid could learn a thing or two, especially given the youth factor on the Eagles this year.

“[T]he infamously Machiavellian coach told his draft picks that there was no potable surface water for “hundreds of miles”; that it would be in their best interests not to attempt to contact any locals who crossed their path; that only the fruit at the very center of the thornbushes would be edible; that most of the indigenous wildlife, especially the arachnids, was very, very poisonous; and that one of the things he had just told them was a lie. “,17352/

Didinger speculates – Eagles switching to 3-4 defense?

I have to admit, the thought had occurred to me as well: are the Eagles planning to switch up to a 3-4 defense? They’ve certainly used the look in the past, but will we see more in 2010? The current draft crop would certainly indicate that they may be leaning that way, and Ray Didinger speculates at CSNPhilly that he’s wondered about just that himself – as have many a reader sending in emails.

Yes, but what of the Nose Tackle? Didinger opines :

Could Graham be rushing from an Outside Linebacker spot in a 3-4 Eagle defense?

The nose tackle? Bunkley perhaps or maybe Trevor Laws. Bunkley has been cast as a run-stuffer with the Eagles, but at Florida State, he was a one-gap penetrator who set a school record with 24 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Given the chance, I think he could play the nose and provide pressure up the middle.

We shall see. I don’t think it’s the worst idea I’ve heard. A defense predicated on speed is served well by a 3-4 alignment.