He ran even fronts, odd fronts, weird morphing stuff. Half the coverage in Philly media was trying to pin him down on defensive philosophy. He will sub a ton of packages in one game, straight in another.
I made an error when originally was looking at the Eagles defensive snap counts last season. They ran a ton of nickel it was just that Maddox missed a bunch of games. This opens up the option of having Simmons play a single high or deep S role and have on or both of Budda and Jalen in the box/slot.Gannon doesn't line up like that much in a traditional 4 man front. I think we're wasting our time on this discussion.
There are some examples here but but you can see even when in a 4 man front he often has 2 guys stood up at 7 or 9. Sometimes in a 4 man he has a guy at 5 in a 3 point and Reddick stood up at 7 on the other side. There's a play in here where the Edges are wider than 9 and off the LOS.
He's pretty much always in a 3-4 on 1st down but unlike most teams where they switch to a 4 man front on 2nd and 3rd down Gannon would stay in a 3-4 quite a bit on 2nd down and even on 3rd down fairly often.
and even against 2 TE sets (or vs SF, a TE and FB)Having looked a bit further into this based upon D-Dogg and Brit's comments, it looks like Gannon ran a lot of nickel and was comfortable with almost a wide 5-2 look vs run heavy teams.