I just read an article from the folks at Football Outsiders entitled: "Formation Analysis: Number of WRs Part II"
They discovered that statistically most teams basically have very poor defensive performances against 4/5 receiver sets. I've been quite vocal against Chan's tendency to ignore the TE position in favor of 3-5 receiver sets. Now after reading this article I'm starting to think that he must be smarter than we think. It seems that he's onto something here.
Unfortunately out Defense did not fare well in this study finishing at #29. With all the defensive additions we've seen this year I am quite hopeful that we can drastically improve this stat. The great news is that if this tendency continues in 2011, we are poised to have a great year on offense because we have a great stable of receiving options and Chan seems intent on spreading out the field.
I can't wait for the start of the season!