Originally Posted by Lucky
Seriously? Monte Kiffen coached 11 top 10 defenses in 12 seasons. If there were a hall of fame section for assistant coaches, he should be in it. Rob Ryan is the most overrated DC in the NFL (one top 10 in 9 seasons). It was an embarrassment having that defense allow 400 points for the season. There's more than enough talent there for Kiffen to turn things around.
While I agree with the premise of your post....Kiffin's defense is Safety driven. They have the penetrators up front and what looks like a very solid LB corp. They should have good CB play as well. But Safety is by far the weakest position on the defense and the Safeties carry the biggest burden in his defense.