Bill Belichick says that the New England Patriots' alleged move to a 4-3 defense is a "media fabrication." We'll have more on this soon, but the speculation (based on the signings of players like Albert Haynesworth(notes) and Andre Carter(notes)) is a bit simplistic. As Belichick points out, he was using Lawrence Taylor as a moving chess piece to alternate between three- and four-man fronts 30 years ago, and he's still finding new ways to use hybrid fronts. When you hear about a team moving from this defense to that, it's generally a bit more complicated.
Chicago Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice has announced that first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi(notes) will start at right tackle this season, with 2010 seventh-round pick J'Marcus Webb(notes) at right tackle. It's a good thing that Jay Cutler(notes) is what the scouts like to call "deceptively mobile…"
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback/receiver Pat White(notes) taught NFL teams a lesson about drafting option specialists early and expecting too much, too soon (or at all). It seems that the Kansas City Chiefs are coming up against that same issue with 2010 second-round pick Dexter McCluster(notes). The former Mississippi waterbug is the odd man out in Kansas City's current offense.
Dan Snyder is pleased with the Redskins' current direction. And what is that, exactly?
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