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The very first game of the 2012 season, at Nashville, signaled a change in defensive philosophy from the old, First Dynasty 3-4/Bend but don't break/perpetually in Prevent defense mode, to more of a 4-3/Kill the QB/Shoot the gaps one, thanks to Chandler Jones & Hightower.

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He was not moving well for my liking all game. Seems knees are shot. he cant change direction quickly anymore

Yeah he certainly didn't seem to be involved in many good plays by the defense... Let's hope that performance was due mainly to rust & cobwebs rather than bad knees & loss of reactive speed...