Originally Posted by Mr. Laz
now ... but before when they blitzed all the time, wasn't that a 3-4?
had that older DC that got sick or something?
Yeah. Jim Johnson. Was a defensive mastermind and the defense has gotten worse since he left. My biggest concern on Reid is I don't think he has any clue what his defensive identity is since Johnson left. And Reid is a guy who has to win on balance where a good offense and good defense complement each other.
Jim Johnson's scheme used a traditional 4-3 base. Two traditional DTs, two every down bigger defensive ends. At one time had an absolutely dominating front Four with Corey Simon, Hugh Douglas, And Hollis Thomas.
I agree with some who have said that a reunion between Reid and Rivera is a very intriguing possibility.