Found June 05, 2013 on NESN.com:
Much has been made about the defensive versatility the Patriots possess in their front seven this season. It’s apparent that Bill Belichick loves to have some leniency with his players up front. He’s praised Dont’a Hightower, Rob Ninkovich and Jamie Collins for their positional versatility, which allows him to put the best 11 players on the field even if those players aren’t playing their “best” positions. I received a question on Twitter on Tuesday asking which players in the front seven fit best in a 4-3 versus a 3-4. The Patriots have the ability to run more 3-4 looks this season after staying in a 4-3 base for much of 2011 and 2012 due to the versatility across the board. This was an impossible question to answer in 140 characters or even over a span of tweets, so I figured I could flesh it out into it’s own post. I decided to go through every player, look at what positions they can play and then decide what their strongest position would be. To give a quick refresher on all the...
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