I had a feeling that Ryan was in trouble because the stuff they were talking now was the same things that Broaddus mentioned in a radio interview during the season. I'm thinking it was November when Broaddus mentioned that. While he's a former scout, he's still an employee of the team and you know that this is what he hears from the actual scouts in the organization.
I still like Rob Ryan, but he wasn't infallible. And I can't imagine anybody in the NFL feeling that he's better at coaching defenses than Monte Kiffin.
The move to the 4-3 made sense to me in 3 different parts.
1. A way to defend all of this read option offenses. Shooting gaps instead of read and react and trying to make the decision to take the QB or the RB.
2. So many teams moved to the 3-4 that I believe the 4-3 now provides teams with an advantage in the draft (supply and demand).
3. The loss of Josh Brent and Ratliff's injury problems. Move to the 4-3 and now we have the DE's that can play DT and lift some of the heavy duty off of Ratliff.
I kind of like the idea of the 3-4 where you can move guys around enough and get some missed assignments by the offense. But, the bad part is that it's too much read-and-react agains the read-option and too often we could not get our 2 best pass rushers (Spencer and Ware) rushing the QB at the same time.
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