Originally Posted by BossChief
I've heard lots of names thrown out there for offensive coordinators...but when it comes down to Reid's most important coaching hire, I haven't heard much.
I was hoping on the Rivera angle for awhile, but now that is off the table and his defensive staff was a joke (moving a good offensive line coach to dc) so there isn't much to try and pluck away that could be considered a good hire...
Who are some of the guys that make sense as our DC?
Ray Horton (if fired) - Zone Blitz
Reggie Herring or John Pagano - Wade Phillips 1-gap 3-4
I didn't realize Monte Kiffin was starting to run a lot more of the 4-3 Under. I'm not a big fan of his right now at his age and recent track record. But I'm really intrigued by his defense because it basically runs a 4-3 with 3-4 personnel. This is a really good fit for the Chiefs right now.
Other guys to consider are Mark Pettine of the Jets who might have interest in running more of a 46 type look. I don't know if Ed Donatell would plan to run a 49ers version of the 3-4 -- my fear is as DC, he'd go back to a pure 4-3 and he wasn't overly successful in previous stints.