Okay conspiracy theorists: Greg Ellis has been playing SOLB with the 1st team for at least the past few days now. Interesting to say the least. The conventional wisdom, which I've agreed with, is that Parcells wants to put him in that position and get him used to it so he can keep the offense off balance. When Ellis is on the field, they will not know if it is 3-4 or 4-3. If it's 3-4, they won't know if Ellis is rushing or not. Basically a change up defense. Parcells has been very defensive about it in press conferences and thus it makes me wonder if there is a chance Ellis could see extensive time at OLB. He's been sort of chastising the press for making a big deal about it. Well the longer he continues to play LB with the first team, IMO the bigger deal it is. Does he want to have a bigger lineup, where an outside LB is always rushing. Anyway, I know we've got a ways to go yet, but if Ellis continues with the first team at OLB next week, then I would have to say that Parcells plans on using Ellis in that role a lot, maybe even as our base defense. After all, you have to set the starters sooner rather than later.