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Old 01-27-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Top 10 Super Bowl defensive coaching jobs


Posted Jan. 27, 2010 @ 10:18 a.m.
By Bob McGinn



1. Steve Spagnuolo, Giants, XLII: The Patriots had killed teams all season. The Giants and Spagnuolo had the perfect antidote.


2. Bill Belichick and Romeo Crennel, Patriots, XXXVI: Mug Marshall Faulk wherever he goes. Body Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt. Don't blitz Kurt Warner. The "Greatest Show on Turf" ran aground.


3. Richie Petitbon and Larry Peccatiello, Redskins, XXVI: Used a nickel defense most of the way (CB Darrell Green played safety) and kept the Bills' top-ranked offense completely off-kilter.


4. George Seifert, 49ers, XIX: Could anybody stop Dan Marino? The 49ers did. In an almost unprecedented move, Seifert played a nickel defense over the last three quarters, and the "Marks Brothers" (Clayton and Duper) never got on track.


5. Gregg Williams, Titans, XXXIV: The Titans' 17th-ranked defense held the Rams' top-ranked offense to a standstill until Isaac Bruce escaped with that underthrown pass.


6. Greg Robinson, Broncos, XXXII: No one before or since has ever run more zero blitzes in a Super Bowl than Robinson. Brett Favre and the Packers adjusted to weak-side blitzing the next season, just not in time to save their budding dynasty.


7. Buddy Ryan, Bears, XX: The Patriots weren't exactly chopped liver, but playing at a fever pitch for their departing coordinator, the Bears suffocated Tony Eason and Co.


8. Bud Carson and George Perles, Steelers, IX: Using the stunt 4-3 drawn up by defensive-line coach Perles, the Steelers controlled the line of scrimmage and the Vikings in the chill of old Tulane Stadium.


9. Marvin Lewis, Ravens, XXXV: In the NFC Championship game, the Giants ran up 518 yards and 41 points against Minnesota. Against a Ravens' defense that had no weaknesses, the Giants settled for 152 yards and 7 points.


10. George Seifert, 49ers, XXIII: With six Pro Bowlers, Cincinnati had one of the league's most prolific offenses. Operating against a 49ers defense that seldom huddled and let LB Riki Ellison communicate the calls, the Bengals had their worst game of 1988.

Honorable Mentions: Ernie Stautner, Cowboys, VI; Dave Wannstedt, Cowboys, XXVII; Charlie Sumner, Raiders, XV; Chuck Studley, 49ers, XVI; Bob Zeman, Raiders, XI.



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Old 01-27-2010, 08:36 PM   #2
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Bill B and the 90 giants need to be mentioned. They let Thomas get 100 yards to take the high powered passing attack out of play.
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Surprising that Robinson is mentioned. Wasn't a big fan of him. His system was risky, and it fit well with the Super Bowl teams, but that was about it. He wasn't dominating.
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I am far from an expert on the subject, but wasn't there some mention that Greg Robinson used a new system of zone blitzing teams simply had not prepared for yet. It was when they adjusted over the next couple seasons that he became obsolete. Where's Mediator?
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Surprising that Robinson is mentioned. Wasn't a big fan of him. His system was risky, and it fit well with the Super Bowl teams, but that was about it. He wasn't dominating.
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His system was perfect with our O. We had 42 and 47 team sacks during the super bowl runs. With the leads we would get with our O his attacking D was fun to watch. Dominating? No but it was still pretty good. Anyways I think they are talking about the game plan during the super bowl.
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His system was perfect with our O. We had 42 and 47 team sacks during the super bowl runs. With the leads we would get with our O his attacking D was fun to watch. Dominating? No but it was still pretty good. Anyways I think they are talking about the game plan during the super bowl.
That's exactly what I meant. It was complementary to our O.

But if Robinson would have gone to, say, Cleveland, they'd still suck.
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Bill B and the 90 giants need to be mentioned. They let Thomas get 100 yards to take the high powered passing attack out of play.
Eh....I wouldn't say it was so much the Giants defense as it was the Giants ball control offense.

Buffalo's offense scored a point for every minute they had the ball. That's pretty good production.
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Eh....I wouldn't say it was so much the Giants defense as it was the Giants ball control offense.

Buffalo's offense scored a point for every minute they had the ball. That's pretty good production.
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Our story is about Coach Bill Belichick, but not Head Coach Bill Belichick, but head defensive coordinator Bill Belichick, of the New York Football Giants. The Head Coach is Bill Parcells, and Belichick is his prized DC. The year is 1990, and the Giants win the NFC Championship game and must face the powerful Buffalo Bills in the Superbowl.

Now keep in mind, hindsight is perfect 20/20 vision. We know now the Buffalo Bills are 0 for 4 Superbowl contestants, but at this time, Buffalo was considered an almost unstoppable offense. And the Giants would have to face Buffalo without Phil Simms, their starting QB who had been knocked out for the season, giving way to back up Jeff Hostetler.

So Bill Belichik devised his defensive game plan. It had all of the Giants defensive players up in arms. The plan? Allow Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas to get 100 yards rushing. According to Bill's master plan, the Giants defense must set itself up in a way to allow Thomas to get 100 yards of rushing, something any defense prides itself on its ability to PREVENT! Having their trust of course, the G men obliged.

He explained that this would give the Bills a confidence that they could run the ball successfully against the Giants when they needed to, which they did. Everytime Buffalo was in a short yardage situation, they ran the ball, and usually picked up the first down, and fell right into the Giant's DC gameplan.

Because as you know, when you run the ball, you eat up clock time. On the other side of the ball, the Giants were running Otis Anderson. He too gained 100 yards, and between the two, running the ball, kept the powerful Buffalo passing game either on the bench, or held in check as they felt more comfortable running the ball for 5 yards and a first down than passing for it, which would have probably gotten the 1st down and more yards.

While the game plan kept Buffalo's powerful passing game from making a difference in the game, Buffalo's equally powerful running game gave the Bills one last chance to win this game. The Bills moved the ball in the final minutes getting Buffalo Kicker Scott Norwood lined up for his now infamous 47 yard field goal attempt.

It was wide right. The Bills lost.

Bill Belichick's defensive game plan now sits in the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio. The defensive game plan, in the Hall of Fame, is considered pure genius. How a great defense like the NY Giants would set up a game plan designed to give up 100 yard rushing attack because he knew it would turn Buffalo's running game into a weapon against itself put not only the game plan in the Hall of Fame, but earned fame for Belichick as well.
Here it is straight out of patriot reign. That was a big part of the ball control running of the clock game plan. NY held the high powered Bills offense to 7 second half points and 1 for 8 on third downs thru the game and forced 6 punts. Yeah the Giants offense sure chewed up the clock but the defense got that offense off the field in a hurry for the most part.
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I'm glad Greg Robinson was mentioned . . . he hasn't had much luck since those 2 Super Bowls but he did an incredible job stopping 2 superb offenses. Not sure what he's doing now, but I hope it's coaching or doing something else he enjoys. Good man.
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Robinson definitely had Favre flustered that day.

Two of Favre's TD's were off unbelievable passes.

If I remember right, they should've gotten two more turnovers.
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