Five defensive starters were lost for the season in 2003.
In 2002, the Texans defense ranked 9th in the league in yards allowed and 4th in the AFC in pass defense despite lining up for the second most defensive series in the NFL. The Texans also ranked 7th in the league in 3rd down defense, 8th in red zone defense, and 4th (best) in penalties.
In his first season at Indy, the Colts jumped from 29th in the league to 15th in total defense. His 2000 defense racked up 42 sacks, the most for the Colts in 11 years, and ranked 15th in points allowed.
At Carolina in '95, his defense were tied for 7th in total defense, 6th in scoring defense, 10th in rushing defense, and 5th in takeaways. In '96, Fang's defense allowed just 218 points ranking 2nd in the NFL. That unit also ranked 10th in total defense, 1st in third down defense, 1st in sacks, 2nd in first downs allowed, and 5th in takeaways. That year, the Panthers allowed just 5 TDs and 56 points in the 2nd half (all year) breaking the Bears '85 record.