I've got a question. Maybe this is an issue with my understanding of football and formations and terminology. Or maybe this is an issue with my understanding of Richard Smith's defensive strategery. But. To me, a Will linebacker is aligned on the side without the TE (in a single TE formation). The Will linebacker is usually a bit lighter and faster than the Sam linebacker. The Sam usually lines up on the side with the TE and he needs to be heavier and stronger to be able to take on run blockers at the point of attack. Do I have that right? If not, then ignore the rest of this. There was nothing I wanted to watch on TV last night, so I put on the Monday Night game against the Jags. This is unfortunately the only game I have left on my DVR. We just got a great new TV and now we only watch/record stuff hi-def. This led to significantly less space on the DVR. And the Jags game is the only one I have in HD. It's so much easier to pick things out in HD, it's amazing. Before the game, I decided to watch Myers/Brisiel on the offensive side and Adibi on the defensive side. Adibi played OK. He missed on some tackles but he also made some good tackles. He seemed to play well in coverage. In the Jags game, our LB's for the majority of the game were Ryans, Adibi, and Bentley. Now, to me, that's Ryans = Mike, Adibi = Will, and Bentley = Sam. Except, that's not how they were lining up. On almost every snap, Bentley was lined up on the side without the TE and Adibi was lined up on the side with the TE. In nickel situations, Bentley left the field and Adibi went to the side without the TE and Ferguson came up like a LB on the side with the TE. When Bentley went out and Greenwood game in for part of the third quarter where I assume Bentley was injured, Adibi went to the side without the TE and Greenwood was usually on the side with the TE. So, from what I was seeing, Adibi was playing Sam and Bentley was playing Will. Is that crazy or am I misunderstanding something?