Originally posted by tondiman:
Easy. Denver has better players on defense. Just a few years ago they were 14-2. They have to have some players left over from those years. Plus their coach is a preperation freak. They have a solid team.
Nolan said in San Fran the D would work if the players "would just execute". But i think to do that you need the best players. We're getting there, but are a few DLinemen away from it.
Right, about 2 months ago the press was having a field day with Denvers lack of defensive talent. Maybe you ought to look at last years Denver defense and then come back in here an defend it. For the past several years Denvers defense has stunk up the team.
My only guess is what somebody already stated. Nolan is the equivalent of Norv Turner, only on defense. Some coordinators ought to stay coordinators. Don't believe me look at some of the better ones that tried to run a team. I'll pass out some names: Romeo Crennell, Dick LaBeau, Greg Williams, and until this year Marv Lewis on defense. On offense, the forementioned Turner, Cam Cameron, Mike Mullarky, and I am sure there are others.
There's nothing wrong with being a solid coordinator because teams need them.
PS...Do a little research on why Shanahan got fired. You might find it enlightening.
[ Edited by nvninerfan1 on Oct 20, 2009 at 3:09 PM ]