Originally Posted by Zimmy Lives
Injuries played a big part in Ryan's failure as a DC but lack of talent on the d-line was his biggest challenge besides below average safeties.
Look at the talent, money and picks spent on the Jets down linemen then look at the Cowboys. Also, look at the Ravens under Rex. Just stupid talent upfront.
The Ryan scheme wants to stop the run with a devastating down 3 and then do a bunch of exotic blitzes, and play man on the outside receivers with at least ball hawk. The Cowboys had meh upfront, 2 great olbs and safetys with Pop Warner ball skills. We were built for Wade Phillips not Rob Ryan.