Found October 12, 2011 on The Rap Sheet:
While Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been a bit evasive when discussing the switch from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defense to start the year, he explained the rationale for the move during a Sirius XM-NFL radio appearance with hosts Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan yesterday. Here is a quick clip of Belichick’s appearance, edited down to the segment when he discusses his move to the 4-3 defense. “We’ve played a mixture of odd fronts and even fronts, but I just felt like from a starting point - given the lack of spring opportunities to practice and meet, and the shortened training camp in terms of actual number of practices - that from a teaching standpoint we felt like there would be more carryover teaching our base defense and nickel defense really as one front,” Belichick explained to Ryan and Kirwan during his appearance yesterday afternoon. ”We’ll transition and build into some of our odds fronts, but we felt like in trying to evaluate young players, asking them to learn one system in a 3-4 and t...
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