Originally Posted by O.city
The one thing I will give him credit for on this, is that it seems he went and got the guy who's style fits whats here, not forcing guys into roles they aren't as good at.
Agreed. The hire is uninspiring. There's concerns, but also potential bright side.
My concern is that Sutton's track record has been anything but spectacular. My other concern is that he goes to 2-gap, which I imagine is what he ran under Mangini.
The bright side is... great to see Reid flexed schemes. Also he must have been very well respected for Rex to keep him on staff after Mangini was fired. Even if he got demoted, it's fairly unusual for a DC to stay on the team after he's fired. The other key points are that he's now familiar with the Rex Ryan scheme. Let's hope he's learned a thing or two. Also, in his first stint as DC, don't forget that he had to adjust a 4-3 into a 3-4, which can take some time to do.