January 26, 2012

Searching Through The Rumor Mill.......

Its been a slow week for news around the Raider Nation.... LOL.... Not.... but really, after the "signing" of Dennis Allen, mum is the word out of the Raiders Camp. That is.... Until now....

My insider has contacted me and told me that there is a candidate that Dennis Allen is looking at to run his defense and sorry Nation, its not Jack Del Rio. Since he has the ability to manage his own staff, I truly believe that this information is credible, looking at the potential candidate.

Drum Roll Please.................

Richard Smith.....

Who? What the? Huh?

Yeah..... Richard Smith. So who is he?

Well, he just so happens to currently be the linebackers coach for the Denver Donkeys. He has also served as the Defensive Coordinator for the Miami Dolphins (2005), Houston Texans (2006-2008) and the Linebackers Coach for the Carolina Panthers (2009-2010)

The information on him is still raw, but I did manage to pull up the rankings on those teams for the years indicated above.....

D- Coordinator
Miami Dolphins 2005 - 18th Overall 23rd against the pass and 17th against the rush.

D- Coordinator
Houston Texans 2006 - 24th Overall 22nd against the pass and 20th against the rush.
Houston Texans 2007 - 24th Overall 25th against the pass and 19th against the rush.
Houston Texans 2008 - 22nd Overall 17th against the pass and 23th against the rush.

Linebackers Coach
Carolina Panthers 2009 - 8th Overall 4th against the pass and 22nd against the rush.
Carolina Panthers 2010 - 18th Overall 11th against the pass and 23rd against the rush.

Linebackers Coach
Denver Donkeys 2011 - 18th Overall 20th against the pass and 22th against the rush.

Let me know your thoughts. I mean, maybe the guy was on a good staff in Carolina for the 2009 season, but other then that, I don't see any positive trends over the long haul.... but then again.... anything is better then Chuck Bresnahan. Makin Change!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a bellow average DC, not impressed