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    • MagicMike

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      This is where the NFL is headed.  You need an offensive minded head coach with a defensive coordinator that runs a 3-4 defense. When we fired Schiano, I was banging the drum for Ken Wisenhunt.  He didn't fare much better last season, but he is an innovative offensive mind who has found a great 3-4 defensive coordinator.  I bemoaned the Lovie hire, as even Raheem Morris recognized that the Tampa 2 defense had passed its prime. I'm not sure who I would hire this time around, but right now my short list would include Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, Stanford HC David Shaw, Texas A&M HC Kevin Sumlin, Seahawks OC Derrell Bevell, and Bears OC Adam Gase.  I would also seriously consider Dirk Koetter as a potential HC candidate as well.In my interviews, I would ask them how they would utilize the talent we have, and grill them on their offensive philosophy.  I would want to see innovative thoughts that combine elements of a pro-style NFL offense with some elements of a spread offense that most colleges are shifting to.  I would insist that they run a 3-4 defense, as players are increasingly becoming bigger and faster meaning that there are more available players that fit into the 3-4 system better than the 4-3.  I would want my defensive coordinator to run hybrid blitzes, much like Eagles DC Bill Davis, who happens to run a 3-4 defense.  Thoughts?

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    • Anonymous

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      I’m definitely on board for an offensive minded head coach if the organization decides to move on from Lovie. I think it would help with Winston’s development.A 3-4 defense also has me interested because of the type of athletic pass rushers we're seeing come out year after year and we pass up because they're not a "fit".

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    • JonMott

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      Lavonte wouldn’t be the right fit in a 3-4 imo. Maybe we need a defensive coordinator who actually will blitz once in awhile unlike bum Lovie.

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    • Anonymous

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      whats the matter with the seahawks 43?  or even how the falcons looked last night against the chip kellys?passrushers can work in any system if they can rush.

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    • Anonymous

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      I’ve changed my tune over the years and am with MagicMike on the offensive HC. The reason I've changed my mind is that a) the league is increasingly offense-first; b) I think continuity is much more important on offense, and if the HC is the architect of the offensive philosophy, the team can survive the loss of OCs. Defensively I have a mild preference for a 4-3. That said, I'm in favor of so-called "multiple look" defenses, rather than pure 3-4 or 4-3. I think McCoy works in some styles of 3-4 defense (though he's built to play this D), but I don't think Lavonte fits well at all. In fact, Daniel Jeremiah recently was talking about David and said that when he was coming out, a lot of his scouting friends from 3-4 teams told him they hated watching him. They could recognize he was a great player, but they also felt like he wouldn't fit.

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    • Anonymous

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      Please send all resume's to the red board  for screening!!!

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    • Anonymous

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      Yeah let’s turn over the roster again to fit a 3-4 defense. McCoy and David, two players signed to huge deals don’t even fit in that defense.  I don’t understand the belief that we can make the playoffs sooner by firing coaching staff after coaching staff. 

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