New DC and position coaches Thread

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@AdamSchefter More Former Browns’ HC Mike Pettine is scheduled to interview for Packers’ defensive coordinator job Tuesday, per league source.

Some background on his time as a DC

After playing at Virginia, he was a high school assistant coach and head coach for 12 seasons with two years as a graduate assistant at Pitt sandwiched in there. In 2002 Pettine made the jump to the NFL, joining the Ravens and serving in a variety of roles before becoming the outside linebackers coach in 2005. When Rex Ryan was hired as the Jets head coach in 2009, he took Pettine with him as his defensive coordinator.

2009 Jets (9-7)
Rankings: Yards 4,037 (1st), points 236 (1st), takeaways 31 (8th), 3rd down conversion 31.5% (1st), DVOA -25.5% (1st)
Notable players: CB Darrelle Revis*+, DE Shaun Ellis*, LB Calvin Pace, LB Bart Scott
The Jets had a middle of the pack defense in 2008 and they became a dominant unit. Revis went from being a good player to a great one as the Jets defense carried the team to the AFC championship game.

2010 Jets (11-5)
Rankings: Yards 4,664 (3rd), points 304 (6th), takeaways 30 (8th), 3rd down conversion 37.0% (10th), DVOA -10.9 (5th)
Notable players: CB Revis*+, CB Antonio Cromartie, LB Bart Scott, LB David Harris
The defense took a step back from its dominant 2009 form but it was still a solid top-five unit as the Jets again made the AFC title game, winning in New England along the way.

2011 Jets (8-8)
Rankings: Yards 4,993 (5th), points 363 (20th), takeaways 31 (5th), 3rd down conversions 32.7% (4th), DVOA -16.1% (2nd)
Notable players: CB Revis*+, LB Harris, LB Pace
The team’s record took another step back but the defense remained strong.

2012 Jets (6-10)
Rankings: Yards 5,174 (8th), points 375 (20th), takeaways 23 (18th), 3rd down conversions 37.2% (12th), DVOA -16.1% (2nd)
Notable players: CB Cromartie*, S LaRon Landry*, DE Muhammad Wilkerson
Revis went out with a torn ACL in the second game of the season but the defense held things together reasonably well. After the season Ryan survived but Pettine, whose contract had expired, was not retained.

2013 Bills (6-10)
Rankings: Yards 5,334 (10th), points 388 (20th), takeaways 30 (6th), 3rd down conversions 37.1% (14th), DVOA -13.8% (4th)
Notable players: MLB Kiko Alonso, DT Marcel Dareus*, DT Kyle Williams*, FS Jairus Byrd*, OLB Mario Williams*
The Bills were second in the league with 57 sacks and three members of their front seven were rewarded with trips to the Pro Bowl. Their DVOA improved from 27th in the league in 2012 to 4th. After the season the Browns hired Pettine as their head coach.
Once again when excellent players are available, the DC thrives. When talent falls off, the numbers suffer. Noticing a trend?
 

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Once again when excellent players are available, the DC thrives. When talent falls off, the numbers suffer. Noticing a trend?
I said that the other day... give a good DC the talent he'll give you a top 10 D, BG got and said it today. It's unfortunate that part of our fanbases refuses to believe that.
 

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I said that the other day... give a good DC the talent he'll give you a top 10 D, BG got and said it today. It's unfortunate that part of our fanbases refuses to believe that.
Here is hoping we see a change in draft strategy this year to find players that fit scheme instead of trying to mix metric and imperial..
 

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Here is a quick guide to terms you may hear bandied about during the DC search, via Chris Brown from Mark Dantonio/Pat Narduzzi at MSU.

 

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I dont see the GB Swiss Cheese special in there..

Any chance GB could get Narduzzi away from MSU?
 

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I dont see the GB Swiss Cheese special in there..

Any chance GB could get Narduzzi away from MSU?
I think he's out at Pitt now. Would have loved him as a DC in GB.
 

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Packers now preparing to hire former Browns’ HC Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, per league source.
 

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Packers now preparing to hire former Browns’ HC Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, per league source.
They announcing tomorrow?
 

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Packers now preparing to hire former Browns’ HC Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, per league source.
More Pittsburgh Macho?
 

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Well, one of two things will happen: he’ll do well and we’ll win a super bowl, or the D’s failure will get MM fired. So win win right?
 
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