Who Is The Best Defensive Coordinator In The NFL?

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by ravenfan52, Oct 4, 2008.


Who is the best defensive coordinator in the NFL?

  1. d**k LeBeau

  2. Rex Ryan

  3. Jim Johnson

  4. Monte Kiffin

  1. ravenfan52

    ravenfan52 Perennial All Pro

    This is not about which person has had a better career in the league or who will most likely make the Hall of Fame, it's about which coordinator has led their defense the best. This should be a very interesting debate.
  2. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Hard to say

    My top 4 right now in no order

    -Rex Ryan. Probobly has the best system, even if it isnt really his as much Lewis/Nolan's)

    -Monte Kiffen- Father of the Tampa 2

    -Jim Johnson- been one of the more effective D playcallers of the past 10 years

    - Steve Spagnola- Took down the Cowboys, Packers and Pats in the PO. That has to be the most impressive PO performance by a DC ever.

    My guess would have to be Kiffen
  3. Chrisbob

    Chrisbob Fuck Dallas

    I wouldn't vote for any becaue they are all the best at their respective scheme. LeBeau runs the 3-4 and is the best at drawing up the zone blitz. Kiffin is a master of the cover 2, Johnson is an aggressive blitzer and Ryan comes from the 46 school although his scheme has some 3-4 looks to it now. They are do a good job and have done over a long period of time.
  4. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Ryan doesnt run a 46, but he does has some 46 subpackages

    He runs a hybrid scheme, but I think he more 4-3 than a Lewis and Nolan did
  5. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    They all coach different schemes...it's hard to compare them. The only thing they have in common is their title.

    If you want to go based on defensive rankings alone, without looking, I think out of the Ravens, Steelers, Buccaneers and Eagles, the Steelers or Ravens have been more consistently at the top of the league within the last 5 seasons. I think the Eagles had a couple seasons that were doozies on Defense.
  6. Chrisbob

    Chrisbob Fuck Dallas

    That's why I said he came from the school, not runs it, but his original base was in 46 and as his talent changed, he adjusted his scheme as you say.
  7. Roy31

    Roy31 Hall Of Famer

    Kiffin gets my vote, hes been doing it for a long time!
  8. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    His dads base was a 46, but Rex is part of Marv Lewis DC tree
  9. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Kiffin's been doing it since 1977.

    LeBeau has been coaching professionally since 1973 (after his 14 year NFL career.)

    You may have to change your vote based on your criteria...:icon_lol:
  10. Chrisbob

    Chrisbob Fuck Dallas

    And his Dad gave him his first NFL job with the Cardinals in the 90's. I don't doubt Marv Lewis had a massive effect on him but he comes from the 46 tree originally IMO.
  11. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Ya, but the system he runs now is what was in place when Lewis put it in, other than some tweeks
  12. ravenfan52

    ravenfan52 Perennial All Pro

    Rex ran the 46 a few years ago, but it has sinced evolved to more of a 3-4 look.
  13. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    And you knew this when you were 9? :icon_lol:
  14. MediaGuy

    MediaGuy Ball So Hard University

    The Mad Scientist continues to baffle you with brilliance or befuddle you with bullcrap. Rex is the man. Key word hybrid.
  15. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer

    Monte Kiffin
  16. Dougerrrr

    Dougerrrr Laus Deo

    Not sure how I missed this thread.
  17. brakos82

    brakos82 30% more cats than last year!

    Hey... where's twinkyhead Smith? :think: