5 Reasons Why Firing DC Monte Kiffin is a Bad Idea

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Kiffin Deserves to Shop For Some Groceries

June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks during a press conference after minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Last time I checked, Jones was the ring-leader of everything football at Valley Ranch. This means that he knew perfectly well that the DC he was about to hire to replace two-year predecessor Rob Ryan was going to need different parts to work with. If not, he certainly should have.

Either Kiffin just nodded and smiled at every chance he got to agree with what the “cool kids” in the draft room wanted to do, or he simply was never asked.

Point is this: Kiffin wasn’t brought in to fix this defense overnight. On the contrary, he was hired to re-install the legendary 4-3 alignment—finally—that  had brought the Dallas franchise historic success over a few eras.

This change required players and patience—the Cowboys probably lacking both well before training camp.

Kiffin stepped into the kitchen as a world respected chef but never got to shop for too much in the way of ingredients. I have no idea how involved Kiffin really was when Minnesota Vikings rookie Sharrif Floyd was falling into the laps of the Cowboys.

Anyway, Kiffin should have at least one offseason in which he can look for some key players upfront that everyone knew he wasn’t going to get in his first year.

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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