Why not stone?
DC - point of stone is to deny free release of TE and to create a negative bubble in the backfield to either force B deep or push him back into middle. Why not do that here?
They could attempt to hook Sam, SS, DE and C but that still leaves Mike to clean up and there's very little chance they're blocking all of those players perfectly.
Seems like the benefits of stone outweigh the risks in this formation.
I agree you can stone but is the TE nasty split at 3-4 yards?
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