Everyone is fed up with Clancy Pendergast. I know I am. He has taken a bad defense and made them terrible. We have given up records to other guys atleast twice this season. Miles Austin and Jerome Harrison. This has to stop and it stops with Clancy!
Here are some candidates for Defensive Coordinator...
As always please list your suggestions in the comments....
Al Groh - Unemployed
Al Groh is 65yrs old and was recently fired as HC at Virginia. He was there from 2001-2009 and posted a record of 59-53 with a 3-2 Bowl record. Before he landed a job at his alumni he coached with the New York Jets from 1997-2000. 97-99 he was LB coach and was HC in 2000, he went 9-7. Most of you know Todd Haley was employed by the Jets from 1995-2000. So the connection is layed down. Groh also has a 13yr working history with Bill Parcells. Before the Jets he was Defensive Coordinator for the Patriots from 1993-1996. Groh is a big time 3-4 guy. He even implemented the 3-4 defense at Virginia. Most College coaches dont run that type of defense.
Dick Jauron - Unemployed
Dick Jauron is 59yrs old. He was most recently fired as HC of the Buffalo Bills where he was 24-33 from 2006-2009. In 2004 he was DC for the Detroit Lions and in 2005 he was DC/Intirim HC and posted a 1-4 record. From 1999-2003 he was HC of the Chicago Bears and was 35-45 overall. This is where he worked with Todd Haley from 2001-2003. Before Chicago, Jauron was DC for the Jacksonville Jaguars expansion team from 95-98 with Tom Caughlin.
Pepper Johnson - Defensive Line Coach - New England Patriots
Pepper Johnson is 45yrs old. Pepper Johnson started his coaching career in New England in 2000 as Assistant LB coach. From 2001-2003 he was Inside LB Coach and from 2004 until now he is the Defensive Line Coach. The Patriots employ a 3-4 defense. Pepper has coached the most important parts of the defense in LB and DL. Pepper has ties with Scott Pioli while both being in New England. Pepper played for the Jets from 97-98 while Haley was there. He also was with the 1990 SB winning Giants playing ILB in their 34 D....that team had a FB by the name of Maurice Carthon. Bill Parcells connection. He was on the 1986 SB winning Giants but was not a starter...again with Mo Carthon and Bill Parcells. Bill Belichick was the DC of both winning teams.