ANOTHER THEORY Perhaps after several years of frustration in developing linebackers for Belichick's defense, he has just decided to change the defense. It has been frustrating for everyone since the 2005 disaster, which was about much more then Bruschi's stroke. Our defense was so difficult or different or unique that Belichick could find no one in free agency, the draft or in trade. We ended up with Beisel and Chad Brown starting at ILB. I have not understood the situation to this very day. Surely Belichick had proven in 2003 and 2004 that he was a defensive coaching genious, with much of the genious having to do with using everyone's talents and making up for their weaknesses. In 2005, 2006 and even in 2007, there just weren't enough leinebackers available to fit in to our defense. Belichick LEAPED at Mayo when he finally found ONE player who could fit in. As Belichick indicates Guyton was a very lucky find, but even he may be better in a 4-3. And of course Mayo will likely be as good in the 4-3. Perhaps the much more reasonable course is indeed to change the defense to one into in which more players can fit more easily. Then we can all (including Bill) much more easily meet needs at linebacker in the draft and in free agency. ==================== Oh, and did I mention how hard it is to find great nose tackles? Many here think that Brace will make a fine DE in the 43, not even a DT.