Lets face it, many fans were hoping for a big name signing at the DC spot. However, we should not be so quick to dismiss Richard Smith. He has 18 years of NFL coaching experience, so he is not exactly new to the League. He was the Dolphins DC last year and got to learn under Saban who is a defensive guru and Belichek disciple. Prior to this he was Assistant Head Coach/Linebacker Coach with the Lions. He is an ex-college player that likely knows how to motivate players. He has made a living coaching linebackers, and area of desparate need. The guy actually has pretty impressive credentials. He is young and motivated, which I like.