1. Base defense will show more pressure. The DBs, especially CBs, will consistantly line up closer to the LOS. 2. Defensive philosophy will generally be willing to risk a big play in order to attempt to make one. 3. Effort will be put into unpredictability. as he put it, analyzing how the other teams see and react to us, and trying to stay ahead of the curve. 4. Defense will play a mix of man and zone coverages and attempt to disguise the coverages... I realize that Richard Smith said similar things. However, he believed in showing a balanced, 2 deep defense at the snap and then running different things off of that. Unfortunately, that philosophy neccessarily limited us a great deal. The DBs were always deep. So, DB blitzes were either telegraphed or unrealistic. Rarely did our pre-snap look require the QB to make any quick decisions or force any action. According to Bush, there will be more players consistantly at or near the LOS. This, in itself, creates pressure on linemen and the QB before the snap, and opens up a lot of variables as to what scheme will be employed at the snap. 5. He acknowledged that the DL will play less 2-gap than it did last year.