With a lockout-free offseason, coaches will be able to expand their playbooks heading into the 2012 season. As they do so, they will no doubt devise new strategies to try to gain a competitive edge.
Of course, some franchises have new head coaches who will institute their own systems as they reshape their teams. Adding new wrinkles to the playbook is a good way for teams to keep themselves from becoming starched and predictable.
Let's make this slideshow a crazy eight as we explore eight strategies that eight teams will employ in 2012. Polish your resumes, put on your interviewing suit and prepare to get some strategies employed this coming season.