Make no mistake, I have no problem with the Wide 9. I'm just saying that we're not going to pass up the likes of Steve Spagnuolo or someone else because of a defensive line scheme. Now whether we actually fire Juan (or demote him) is another issue entirely.
The wide nine did make them tops in the league in sacks. They just couldn't maintain gap discipline and/or their linebackers look like 5th graders out there. Either way they need some big LBs with some athletic ability.
I think we're making too much of the Wide 9.
If we do make a change at DC, I don't see why Reid wouldn't let them run the scheme they're most comfortable (within the construct of the 4-3).
I don't know what to think of that issue. They obviously were enamored with Washburn as they put him in place prior to a DC (effectively eliminating options as no one wants to have a partial system in place before they come in). I'd be surprised if Spags would come here with the understanding that Washburn's system remains and conversely, I don't know that Washburn would be willing to throw away the wide 9's (or whatever you call the modification they made at the end of the year-wide 6's?). Very pessimistic about Babin outside of the wide 9's.
Getting rid of Asante is not ideal IMO, but a necessary evil I suppose. We will regret the whole DJax debacle if he is not in Eagles green next year. I understand the reasons to bounce him, both from an injury risk and battitude standpoint, however, what he brings to the field and makes defenses account for makes EVERYONE on that offense look better than they are; Celek, Maclin, Vick, McCoy all
take steps back if he is not out there next year.