Hey guys this is my first post. I have been following BGN for yearS, and commenting sporadicly. I love reading the post here, they are so insightful.
So to get to the point, I have been seeing a lot of questions about Washburn and the wide 9 preventing Spags or another Defensive Coordinator from signing with the Birds. From what I understand, the wide 9 is just a slight variation on a 4-3 defense that has the DE's line up so that they have a better route straight to the QB. I have heard a lot of people (friends and many people on sports radio, including show hosts) say that we should go back to a 4-3 defense instead of a wide 9. That's seems very stupid seeing that the wide 9 is just a way that the DE's just line up and not a base defensive scheme
What I do not get is why so many people think that a defensive position coach has so much power. A head coach makes all of the decisions on position coaches. I dont think a Dline coach would make much of a difference in the decision of a new Defensive Coordinator. It is such a small part of the whole defense ( I know that a dline is very important but I really do not see the lining up of the DE's to be such a major part of a full defensive scheme). People seam to be putting way to much importance in to something that is a small( still important though) part of a full defensive scheme.
Anyway the wide 9 has seen our dline return to being one of the most feared lines in the game. Babin had 18 sacks and Cole had 11. Both our primary DE's had double digit sacks. How can anyone complainan about that? And our run D got much better as the season went on and the linebackers got more comfortable in their roles, so people really cannot complain a out that
So basically what I am saying is that people need to back off on the thought that the wide 9 or Washburn, would get in the way if a new Defensice coordinator. And they need to learn that is is just a small part if the defense, and that it works wonderfully of it is paired with good linebacker play and sound tackling.
As I said before this is my first post so if I made any mistakes (in formatting or thought process) please point it out but, dont be a dick about it and troll me.
And as always GO EAGLES!!!!!!!