Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
I'm expecting us to see some looks with Mercilus, Barwin, Reed, and Cush on the field at the same time. I expect Reed to shift inside and Barwin to slide over to SOLB with Mercilus in the WOLB spot. But I expect Wade to move them all around and stack them up to create mismatches.
I thought the same thing, more or less. Barwin "looks" more like a SOLB, than a weakside guy, Mercilus "looks" like a WOLB. Brooks, I thought would look good next to Cushing.
But they brought Bradie James in.... doesn't/didn't make a lot of sense to me. Then I saw Nading taking a few snaps at MO.... so I don't know what Wade is thinking.
Barwin & Reed allows the 3-4 to flip-flop as they can play either side (Even though they both appear to be SOLBs to me) which adds to the unpredictability. Mercilus would be that WOLB in "Wade's system" that rushes the QB on every play.