I'm currently trying to digest Saban's last NFL stop, that features a 500 page BASE package, let alone nickel and dime looks that predominate his teaching).
In essence, that is what we're attempting to do here - openly exchange information and musings within the profession.
TRENDS AND THE FUTURE OF DEFENSES....
On the subject of the NY Jets, word is that the Revis deal might get done by this Wednesday. That would be sick. Revis, ARC, and Kyle Wilson would be a deadly secondary to a dominating defense, especially when you consider the 'trends' that are coming. I'm trying to take a stab at some of the trends of the Jets (last year) and how it relates to the trends to follow into the next decade. As pointed out in the comments of the smartfootball post, I made the assertion that we will see a shift away from the fire zones as a means of pressure (where they are relied heavily upon now) and defenses will be even more (off) man-centric, as evidenced in the last series on Bo Pelini. No longer giving a clear "cover 1" or "cover 0" presnap shell, these man pressures of the future will remain consistent in their looks but bring maximum pressure, again swinging the pendulum back to concepts we saw 30 years ago, with a new twist. Just watch the NY Jets or NO Saints this season, and notice the trend taking place.
speaking of blogs....
WTF is this?
Philadelphia Wants Bloggers to Pay $300 Registration Fee
Philly! What are you thinking?
Philadelphia requires freelancers to register with the city for an annual fee of $50 or a lifetime fee of $300. This fee, as many who are reporting on the issue misunderstand, is not an income tax, but some taxpayers who indicated on their most recent tax return they earned income from a blog, no matter how small, have received notices from the city. The letters inform them of the obligation to pay this licensing fee. Even those who were diligent to include as little as $11 in additional income from a website received a request for $50 or $300.
The city’s position is that bloggers who run advertising, or writers who provide freelance services for a site that carries advertising and share its profits, intend to earn income. Even if your blog hosting service publishes advertising by default, you could fall into the category of people targeted by the city’s licensing fee if you live in Philadelphia.