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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:00 am 
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Donatell is a pretty respected guy, but I don't know how much I love him as the DC.

For starters, I don't know a ton about his philosophy but he's only coordinated 4-3 defenses (not that it matters really given his experience with Vic).

In his stint as the Packers DC from 2000-2003 his defenses were 14, 5, 12, 4. From 2004-2006 as the DC of the Falcons, his defenses were 14, 18, 25.

Not great or super consistent, and those early 2000's packers defenses were stacked. But..that Falcons team under Mora was...not.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:07 am 
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^ Thoughts on Pagano, my friend?

Players and coaches who have worked with him rave about him (as a person). I don't know enough about him and his X's and O's outside of coordinating a BALLER defense in 2011:

3rd in points allowed
3rd in sacks
2nd in rush yards per game
4th in passing yards per game

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:11 am 
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G08 wrote:
^ Thoughts on Pagano, my friend?

Players and coaches who have worked with him rave about him (as a person). I don't know enough about him and his X's and O's outside of coordinating a BALLER defense in 2011:

3rd in points allowed
3rd in sacks
2nd in rush yards per game
4th in passing yards per game

I'm warming up to him as an option. He's not Bowles and I had all my eggs in that basket, so it's taken me a bit to come around on other guys. I still like Caldwell a lot, but if the Bears want to go with a guy that can just set up shop and go, then I suppose Pagano is a good choice. I know his defenses give a lot of exotic looks. That was a blessing for him in Baltimore, but a curse in Indy - because in Indy his GM couldn't acquire talent for shit.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:14 am 
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I mean, I just wanna hire Pagano so we can get another crazy weather/hurricane press conference out of him!

https://twitter.com/ClarkWade34/status/ ... 9295932417


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:25 am 
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I’m warming more and more to Pagano. Experienced (with success), can run that side of the ball on his own, old enough that there’s at least a chance he will get overlooked for head coaching jobs, and as I recall his players love he guy. I think he’s my guy.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am 
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6 playoff games as a head coach including an AFC Championship game.

Valuable experience from a coordinator...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:13 pm 
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G08 wrote:
6 playoff games as a head coach including an AFC Championship game.

Valuable experience from a coordinator...




just keep him away from Special Teams

Colts fourth down fake goes horribly wrong

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:49 pm 
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G08 wrote:
Rodgers doesn't inspire me, for whatever reason. Not that this is the reason why, but he was the defensive coordinator in that Packers/Eagles playoff game when McNabb converted 4th and 26.

Pagano has that Ravens background which I am starting to love the more I research top defense in the NFL the past decade. He might be my dude and I don't anticipate him getting another HC job anytime soon (I've been wrong before).
Seems like a reasonable option to me.

If I'm the Bears and Nagy, my primary goal is to find a DC with experience who can take the defense and run with it without deviating too much from Fangio's 3-4 concepts. Nagy is not in a position to be trying to manage the other side of the ball, something he's never done yet. Obviously, a new DC will have to run the defense his way and add his own wrinkles. But we can't be going in a significantly different direction defensively after the group we currently have which isn't losing much was just tops in the league.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:51 pm 
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Looks like jobs are starting to get filled up:

Jets - Gase on the verge of landing Gregg Williams
Cardinals - Vance Joseph
Browns - Interviewing Steve Wilks

What other openings are there that I am forgetting?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:10 pm 
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I'm warming up on Pagano. I'm also wondering why no interest in Dom Capers. The Packers stench is too much?


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