I can't really get too excited about this move, and I'm a guy who was thinking "super bowl!" after we united drew bledsoe and terrell owens. I guess this move frustrates me for a few reasons.
1. I don't think we really knew what we had in Ryan. He had a short off season 2 years ago. This season our defense was devastated with injuries yet they still made a lot of key stops at big moments. We weren't great and more turnovers would have been ideal, but without Lee, Carter, Church, Rat and a broken Ware we were in rough shape. I thought Ryan's defense had a lot of potential going into next season. Consistency in coaching is underrated.
2. Kiffin wasn't impressive at USC and the NFL is changing fast. This guy isn't going to be the long term answer. How many more years can he even be expected to coach? I was honestly hoping for Horton once Ryan got fired, or at least someone up and coming.
3. A few years back we decided the 3-4 was the defense of the future and we drafted to fit that system. Ware is now in the last third of his career and he will be switching to dline.