5 Reasons Why Firing DC Monte Kiffin is a Bad Idea

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Kiffin Killed By Injuries in Wrong Places

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford (70) lines up before a play against the New Orleans Saints at Cowboys Stadium. The Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

First of all, Kiffin and the Dallas brass realized that the transition from the now-scrapped 3-4 scheme to the new “Tampa 2″ 4-3 alignment was going to take time–and bodies, period. Second-year veteran Tyrone Crawford was lost during the very first practice of training camp at Oxnard, California back in the summer and that ended up being an even bigger blow to the defensive line than realized.

Back then, it was believed that only minor delays were expected in terms of getting key defensive linemen back on the field before the regular season started.

But names like Jay Ratliff (I don’t care what he wants to be called) and Anthony Spencer essentially missed the entire season for the Cowboys, the former ending up getting a release and the latter going under the knife.

We already see that a gross miscalculation was made by Jones, again.

There simply wasn’t enough left along the defense’s most important area to survive for long—it’s not like any other proven or blue-chip options presented themselves, right?

Not Kiffin’s problem at all, period.

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  • ctcowboy1968

    Your insane. Kiffin is not “unquestionable” in this league. His time is past. In fact at his hiring, the vast majority of “experts” wondered why a geriatric loser from college was being hired. Hell, his own son fired him!
    The scheme is based on the DL which we don’t have. No one would have predicted that Spencer and Ratliff would not be starters. Also, Crawford and Bass would be rotational players. But crap happens. Adjust the scheme to something else that isn’t based on DL pressure. Also play to the DBs talents and play man to man coverage. You can’t turn pick up trucks into cadillacs.
    Kiffin should be fired yesterday. Excuses are for losers. Marinelli should be promoted to DC right now and promised high D draft picks in the spring.
    The whole thing can be turned around in one draft. Look at the Panthers. The first two picks last year were DTs. Both are day 1 starters. Panther’s are the #1 team against the run (#14 last year). Eliminate the run and make the other O one dimensal.

  • californy

    The Texans made the transition from 4-3 to 3-4 in 4 months, Philly is doing it this year and they are better than the boys. GB may made transition in 2 years added 42 player with 3 years of experience and won the SB with as many as 17-21 player who made the IR list.. Most of Dallas player come from a 4-3 system in college, so it is obvious you don’t know what you are talking about here