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3-4 Defensive Coordinators

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  1. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Who are all of the possible 3-4 Defensive Coordinator Candidates?

    I know there is rampant speculation that the Cowboys are moving to a 4-3; however, if that is incorrect, then I'm curious about the 3-4 candidates.

    Defensive Coordinator's for a teams that did NOT fire their Head Coach are probably not candidates because coaches can't make lateral moves unless their contract expired.

    Ray Horton - Reported to be Friends with Garrett.
    Lovie Smith
    Romeo Crennel
    Eric Mangini - Would probably want the same assistant coaches.
    Todd Grantham - Has worked for the Cowboys and Saban in the past.
    Someone already on the coaching staff ?

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  2. TtownCowboy

    TtownCowboy Member

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    Saw somewhere on here that Capers contract is up this year and he and Garret think highly of each other. Not sure what Mike Nolan's status is.
  3. DOUBLE WING

    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    Lovie isn't a 3-4 guy and he's not coming here anyway.
  4. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    Dan Quinn - Florida defensive coordinator - if you go with a young guy. He was with Saban and Garrett in Miami. DL coach with Jets under Mangini. DL/Assistant head coach in Seattle under Mora. Working with Muschamp in Florida now. Turned down Bucs D-coordinator job last offseason.
  5. blandi60

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    Todd Grantham has worked for Nick Saban at Michigan State, Romeo Crennel at Cleveland, Dom Capers at Houston, and Wade Phillips at Dallas as per his profile at Georgiadogs.com.Not sure if relevant,but I found it interesting.
  6. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    Alabama DC Kirby Smart.

    Long shot.
  7. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Capers or Nolan would be great.

    I really hope we don't switch to the 43 now that we have all these good LB's. Would make about as little sense as switching to the 34 when we did.
  8. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    all these good lbs?

    ware
    carter
    lee

    ?

    spencer is probably gone...

    doesnt sound like too much of an issue to me
  9. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I'd prefer a smart young assistant that I've never heard of over a retreat truthfully.
  10. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    wont happen

    just about everyone out there is saying they will hire an experienced coordinator
  11. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Active Member

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    Exactly. We have the personnel, minus a NT, so why change now?
  12. Woods

    Woods Active Member

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    I'm thinking the same thing.

    As you said, we need a NT and I think we may need a Safety as well (given Church's injury and M Johnson's lack of game evaluation).

    We could easily get these two pieces this off-season.
  13. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Active Member

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    Although we need a safety no matter what front we play :laugh2:
  14. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    How about Eberflues.
  15. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that was cut and paste mistake.
  16. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    Horton in a minute.

    No way we go to a 4-3 - we are heavy at LB and very thin at DL - how does that make any sense???
  17. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Ware, Carter, Lee, Spencer, Albright, Sims...

    All these good LB's. Any other questions?
  18. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Spencer won't be back. Albright and Sims are much better fits In a 43 too..
  19. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Active Member

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    But Ware and Spencer (especially Ware) are not
  20. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    None of this is true..but ok. :)

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