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For all we know the D will revert to terrible status next season regardless of what happens. Our O was supposed to be the same or even improve this year, but has regressed into one of the worst units in the league. If the new GM thinks McDermott is the best guy for the job, fine, keep him. If not, get rid of him. But I think it's safe to say in the NFL you can't expect units to automatically improve just because you keep the same core and add a few pieces.

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If McDermott has a good and comfortable working relationship with the new head coach (if we have a new head coach) then I wouldn't be opposed to him staying. The defense has played well this year.

But how much of that is Rivera, and how much of it is McDermott. Rivera may not know that much about offense, but he is certainly an excellent defensive coach, and much of the defenses resurgence could be due to him.

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McDermott and Marc Ross have a previous working relationship. Ditto Ross and Rivera (from their Eagle years) though McDermott's would be closer since he was in the scouting department at the time.

If Marc Ross gets the GM job, it'll be interesting to see if those acquaintances come into play.

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Lets be honest here for a second, it's not like we're doing anything special on defense (scheme wise).

We're pretty much just running a cover 2 and a cover 3, and keeping everything in front of us. If anything you can credit Hurney for bringing in Dwan, but a guy like Hardy, was bound to develop sooner or later.

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Our defense is really good right now, still does not mean it cannot be just as good or even better under a different regime.

Plus is McDermott really running the defense? Rivera was hired because of his incredibly good defenses in Chicago and San Diego, so if I were to pick which of the two were running the defense I would lean more towards Rivera than Mcdermott. Remember he was run out of Philly for blitzing too much(ala his mentor) and no being able to field a good defense despite the talent they had.

Yeah that Eagles D has sure stepped it up since McD left town.............

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Probably already been mentioned, but I'm sure RR has had some effect on the defense. Would be interesting to know if it's more McDermott or RR, but either way I'm guessing it will be a complete clearing of the coaching staff.

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I would hope that the new GM would consider keeping McD. I think he is an up and coming D coach. I like the aggressiveness as of late. If the D keeps it up the last 7 games I think there is a strong argument for keeping him.

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it's a shame when our offense is giving up more points than they score

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Yea everybody is bye bye

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I wish we could hire an awesome new coach and demote Rivera to DC/ass. head coach. Not sure how much he'd like that but the defensive success lately is due to him. It started right after he said he would take over control of the defense. He has been one of the best DCs in the league for a while. I'd see if he'd be willing to do that and not take a pay cut at all. Same pay, but just focus on defense.

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I wish we could hire an awesome new coach and demote Rivera to DC/ass. head coach. Not sure how much he'd like that but the defensive success lately is due to him. It started right after he said he would take over control of the defense. He has been one of the best DCs in the league for a while. I'd see if he'd be willing to do that and not take a pay cut at all. Same pay, but just focus on defense.

He took over the last drive of the Bears game that lost us the game... what are you talking about? Rivera/Chud/McDermott all need to GTFO

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I find it hard to believe that most of you on hear question who is responsible for our D's improvement.

go ahead and say it with me...........Ron Rivera. Give the man the credit he deserves.

come on guys, he is working wonders with the D..........while rushing only 4.

our defense has kept us in these games

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