Originally Posted by Superturtle
What is so bad about Kiffin? Uneducated moron here.
He's 72. How long will he be here? And once he's gone, you have to replace him with a guy who isn't really considered a guru at the defense he will build.
The Tampa 2 is becoming obsolete. YOu can't press receivers the way you used to be able to. Your guys in the middle can't intimidate receivers by beating the crap out of them if they dare to run through the middle. Also, you need elite talent, because you essentially have linemen who all need to get push in the pocket even without a ton of blitz help. The scheme has adapted to allow for more blitzing, but not nearly enough.
Not only that, we'd have to make a significant change in personnel. Houston and Hali have to add weight and play full time with their hands on the ground, and we'd have to assume that doesn't drop off their production. I think it will. DJ is not an ideal Mike and you need an absolute stud. Berry's a great safety for this defense, but you have to have a free safety with tremendous range and 2 OLBs with exceptional speed. KC has neither. They need two defensive tackles who can really push the pocket back -- Dontari Poe wasn't drafted to be that kind of tackle (though arguably, Dorsey could maybe adapt in a new role).
Obsolete defense that requires a lot of time and changes to build. No to Kiffin.