The concept of set positions is becoming outdated.
At least a little bit.
More than ever, teams need a handful of players who can move around and do multiple things. Having a bunch of players who are affixed to one area of the field and never move is quickly becoming a hindrance, and Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn sees a future where players – especially those in the secondary – are largely positionless.
Movement toward this ideal is already happening in New Orleans.
In a year where all kinds of crazy things have happened, Trey Hendrickson being tied for the league lead in sacks after 11 weeks is up there on the list of unexpected events. The Saints pass rusher has forever been overlooked, and even this offseason all the buzz was about Carl Granderson taking the next […]
The scene was the same for about two years. Sheldon Rankins sitting at his locker, eyes straight ahead, explaining why he felt he was playing well despite not putting together the kind of sack numbers that validate a first-round pass rusher. His answers were always gracious, patient and illuminating, but you could tell, by the […]