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Trying to make any sense out of this roster right now is futile.

No serious team goes into May with this Dline. Or with a 36-year-old Colt McCoy as a the Week 1 starting QB. Or with Dennis Gardeck having the 4th largest cap hit on the defense. This isn't a traditional rebuild. This looks like a 76ers Process-style tanking effort. And if it isn't, we should all be very, very worried.
 

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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.

And I'm not saying that's not good I'm just saying it's a lot easier to do that with the personnel he had in Philly, than it will be with the personnel we have. But that's the same with a base defense too they just had much more talent than we currently do.
 

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Myjai Sanders isn't a 4-3 end, nor is Ojulari at this point.

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.

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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.

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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.
 

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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.
and even against 2 TE sets (or vs SF, a TE and FB)

i did notice this: the four or 5 guys near the LOS all took on blocks and kinda two-gapped em / stood their ground

even Reddick -- who in AZ was super suspect vs the run

there was GAP integrity that Steve Wilks would have been proud of
 

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