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Old 01-04-2018, 05:03 PM   #21
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Re: Hats off to Dennis Allen

DA got handed a mess from players to coaches to make his 43 defense work

year one was a revue period and trying to sort through the trash at all levels.

He dumped the stinkiest garbage and added the new garbage pickers in coaches.

DA has his list of needs that he and his coaches have come up with. They have a pretty good idea of the players they want to fill those needs. The scouts have been busy learning the type of players these coaches want.

Now he has to get Jeff to go out and get players that fill those needs.

Jeff has to balance SP and DA wants and desires.

I can not wait for the 2018 off season to start, after we win the super bowl.

So far the staffing on defense is looking to be fabulous.

"We may have lost the game, but you'll be hurting tomorrow." Doug Atkins
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:35 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Allen gets too much credit - it's the new hires that really jump-started this thing...

Mike Nolan replaces Vitt, Ryan Nielsen replaced Bill Johnson and Aaron Glenn in his second year replacing McGriff...

These guys along with Ireland's impact in the draft is where the credit is due; very fortunate Lattimore fell out of the Top 5...
I would tend to agree with this. Allen has never done anything to impress me schematically, or in game planning. We all thought the assistant hires would make a big difference, and after a slow start, apparently they did make a difference, along with a few personnel additions.

Everybody still talks trash about Spagnuolo and how he needs talent to succeed, and yet Allen is getting tons of credit with better talent, and a better staff. I don't get the double standard.
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:27 AM   #23
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I think our defense hasn't hit it's high point yet. In a few years we could be winning with defense as the focal point, though we aren't quite at that stage yet.

Just a question, where do you guys think Breaux fits when he returns?
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:20 AM   #24
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Just a question, where do you guys think Breaux fits when he returns?
No knock on Delvin but he'll be on the outside looking in. Crawley has already outproduced him after year #2. A lot of us (myself included) have no earthly idea what type of player Breaux will be going forward. I've tempered my expectations. If he resembles the 2015 player form, I'll be elated. Having 3, 4 solid corners this time of year is crucial. Training camp will be telling for him.

At this point, he's depth. Just get healthy again.
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