FightOn1992 Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 40 Likes Received: 60 Nov 13, 2018 #81 So I am NOT a fan of the Del Rio hire - so I thought I would show why in a nutshell. My theory is that a Head Coach comes up from one side of the ball or the other at least 90% of the time - yes there are special teams guys like John Harbaugh). Hence, I EXPECT a Head Coach's team to be GOOD on their side of the ball. This was a good theory in proving why Pete was an excellent hire and why the man who preceded him was a lousy hire. Hence I went back and looked at the defenses that JDR has been either the HC or DC of since 2003 (I used espn for the stats) and I did a quick look at what those defenses ranked in terms of Yards/Game and Pts/Game: 2003 Jax - Points allowed 18th in league (out of 32 teams), Yards 6th 2004 Jax - Points 7th, Yards 11th 2005 Jax - Points 6th, Yards 6th 2006 Jax - Points 4th, Yards 2nd 2007 Jax - Points 10th, Yards 12th 2008 Jax - Points 21st, Yards 17th 2009 Jax - Points 24th, Yards 23rd 2010 Jax - Points 27th, Yards 28th 2011 Jax - Points 11th, Yards 6th 2012 Den - Points 4th, Yards 2nd 2013 Den - Points 22nd, Yards 19th 2014 Den - Points 16th, Yards 3rd 2015 Oak - Points 22nd, Yards 22nd 2016 Oak - Points 30th, Yards 27th 2017 Oak - Points 20th, Yards 23rd Bottom line - while he started out pretty good in the first 5 years or so in Jax - his performance since 2007 -on (more than a decade) has largely been a train wreck. If his teams suck on the side of the ball that it is his specialty - good god what makes anyone think this guy can succeed at all at USC with the whole enchilada.