I've been meaning to write this post for a long time, but am now glad I waited until after the first preseason game against the Bears last week as it gave me a few more plays to illustrate my point.
Before getting to that, let me continue to make a plug for the 2014 edition of the Eagles Almanac that you can pre-order right now here. I was honored to be invited to provide a piece to this years Almanac after reading it the last few years. If you haven't read it before, why not also pick up the 2013 version, as there are some great pieces from Eagles bloggers who made some uncanny predictions about how the 2013 season might unfold.
As an example, Derek Sarley and Sheil Kapadia wrote a great piece about the transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense citing many quotes about Billy Davis' philosophy. Here's a few excerpts that are relevant to my post today: