Interesting read and I'm kinda pumped to see how these guys make the transition. http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/26409/what-standing-up-means-to-connor-barwin HOUSTON -- We can over hype the change. Guys like Mario Williams and Connor Barwin and Jesse Nading used to have DE designations next to their names on the roster. Now they have OLB. They go to different meeting rooms. They hear from different coaches. They have new things to worry about. Coaches generally down play the difference between an end in a three-point stance and an outside linebacker standing up. But with the first 3-4 team in the AFC South since this blog network revved up for before the 2008 season, I sought insight. Whats the real difference in the two set ups? Barwin was just the man to spell it out. The biggest difference Ive learned is you see a lot more. And you have a lot more that you have to be able to do. When youre down in your three-point stance, you just go. Youre off the edge and you just kind of go and react. Standing up you have a lot more responsibilities and you have to see whats happening a lot more. Because you not only have to go sometimes, but you have to drop in coverage sometimes as well. The first couple days were hard with the coverage aspect of it. But a couple days into camp you kind of picked up the concept of the coverages that we run and really it wasnt that complicated. When youre rushing now, youre doing a lot of things just like you did when you were an end. There isnt much difference at all. The one thing that is kind of nice about standing up is you actually save a lot of energy. I mean getting down in your three-point stance and sitting there while Peyton Manning is barking his calls, that will tire you out a little bit. When you can stand up and kind of catch your breath a little bit, its kind of nice. You never think about it, but you feel it right there in your first practice. It can definitely wear you out a little bit, leaning on your hand all the time. So there is a little side perk to it. It may not sound like a big deal, but if guys like Williams and Barwin are a touch fresher in the fourth quarter as a result of the change, thats an extra benefit for sure.