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It’s pretty clear that something happened to Andy Reid this offseason. He seems to have… changed his mindset… for the better. Was it the fluke Giants Superbowl victory using the eagles defensive scheme that shook him to the core and caused him to reconsider things? Or was it perhaps a simple epiphany in the midst of enjoying an elegant Philly steak? Whatever it was, Reid seems to be playin’ the game a little differently this time around. Simply put, he has that New-Coach smell… OK… that came out wrong.

NEW ANDY: You know, as good as our corners are, even they got beat by the fade rout last year. Maybe we should throw a few of those to our world-class high Jumper?

OLD ANDY: I don’t know… that just doesn’t feel right to me.

NEW ANDY: Oh, and while we’re making some changes, I think we should sign this defensive tackle guy and try him at fullback. Oh, and whatever fullback we use needs to play special teams to free up another roster spot.

OLD ANDY: OK, that defensive tackle at fullback didn’t work at all.

NEW ANDY: You’re right, but Hunt had a great game the other night. Why don’t we try him at fullback?

OLD ANDY: But we just got done trying a new thing. Let’s try the old way.

NEW ANDY: I think Hunt at fullback could work.

OLD ANDY: What’s next? I suppose you want to play rookies?

NEW ANDY: Actually yes. It helped the Giants win the Superbowl.

OLD ANDY: That’s it. I’m leaving.

It’s like he took a big step back and actually looked long and hard at how the rest of the league is using their talent. This is not the Andy we know. This is a different Andy… perhaps the Jimmy Rollins hating fan had him replaced with a robot. Is Andy going through a weird experimental phase? Is he evolving? We can’t tell just yet. But what we can tell is that something has changed.

Whatever the motivation, Reid looks like he’s putting together some new things that will have opposing defenses scrambling all over the field. Jackson, Curtis, Booker and Westbrook on the field all at once? It’s like letting a jar of Wes Welkers loose onto the field. I like new Andy. I think he’s got a fun season in store for us.

NEW ANDY: Oh… and one last thing. Maybe we should use our seven-foot man-mountain King Dunlop and our World-Class high jumper to block fieldgoals.

OLD ANDY: A receiver and an offensive tackle? To block kicks? 0It’s lIke I don’t even know you.

OK, the last part was made up. But “new Andy” could try anything.

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