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Juan Castillo Talks LB Shuffle

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons runs with the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Georgia Dome on September 18, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 18: Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons runs with the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Georgia Dome on September 18, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Eagles decided to make some changes in their LB corps this week. There are of course no personnel changes, just where guys stand before the ball is snapped. Should make a big impact...

I kid, a little, and Juan explains the reasoning behind it. A little...

"I think what it is, is what you're trying to do that week with that spot. Because you know what, you can have in coverage, you can have the SAM linebacker be a guy that plays like the strong safety, in a certain coverage. All of the sudden, in another coverage, you can have that SAM linebacker just being the curl guy, the hook guy. It just depends what kind of coverages you're doing. It depends, I don't want to get into a game plan type deal, but it kind of depends on what you're going to do with the coverages on which one needs to do this, or which one needs to do that. But we feel that Jamar is a very good football player, and he can fit in any of those positions."

He must have repeated the phrase "gap responsibility" 10 times. Of course he's right, that is the problem, I'm just not sure whether having the same guys cover different gaps will make that much difference