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Defensive Line Formations

Did anyone notice how the defensive line lined up in this game?  Williams lining up by himself at left end.  Okoye & Smith stacked at about the right end and Connor Barwin standing up like a MLB?  It seems that Frank Bush is trying to take advantage of Barwin's athleticism.  I saw it on a few plays.  Barwin would stunt around the end or drive right up the middle.  I imagine the look made it harder for Palmer to read the defense.  He had to account for a DE in the middle of the field.  I imagine with some work, it will make a four man rush harder for the opposing Olinemen as well.  Any idea what this formation is called?  What do you think Barwin is reading to determine if he goes up the middle or around the end?  Would the same look work with other personnel?  It seemed to be somewhat successful in getting pressure and stopping the run.

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