Well from what I read about Fewell is although he is tagged as a Cover-2 D coordinator that is not all that accurate. A Cover-2 scheme is so basic in its setup and does not alter looks up front to often. It appears that Fewell will move around the D-Linemen much like Spags did. He will allow our corners to play up and bump which a lot of Cover-2 coordinators want their DBs off the LOS...and he is very aggressive with blitzes. Where most Cover-2 coordinator rely on the front 4 and don't have to many exotic blitzes. I expect to see a Cover-2 but more of a highbrid version of it.
And I agree with Giantsfan97 again about the LB group. I love Boley and I think he will do very well this year now that he is healthy. Sintim scares me a little because I feel that he still has a lot to learn coming from a 3-4 scheme in VA. He has all the tools of another Jesse Armstead but can he pull it all together and be such a great all around LB like Armstead was? I believe he can once he feels comfortable in our defense because he was an animal for Al Groh in VA.
And our MLB will be the most intriguing question going into camp. I compare this situation to the WR group last year with the amount of uncertainty that surrounds it. Dillard...Goff...Wilkinson...Blackburn those are the candidates. Blackburn has proven to be reliable and a blue-collar guy. Although he does not really excite you with his athleticism he will be where he suppose to be on every play. Dillard is the wildcard because all we know about him is what we read. But from the reports I've read about him he can certainly make a strong case to start if he shows he knows his assignments as well as everyone else's like AP did. Goff started 5 games last year and was nothing to write home about...but the flip side you didn't complain about him either. I think as of now he has the inside track to start the year as the MIKE. Wilkinson…well I feel this is really his last chance in my opinion. He was a third round choice and has spent more time injured then healthy. One game he really impressed me was in 2007 week 17 against the Pats. He played very well that game but I am not sold on him what so ever. In my opinion he will be the odd man out in this race to the MLB spot.