I've seen some articles on the net that suggest that our cornerbacks don't fit this defensive scheme. Do you think there will be any problems in that area?
Bryan: I am not going to say that it will be any problems but I am interested to see how the adjustment technique wise for
Nick: I think the best coaches on any level are the ones that put their players in the best position to succeed. So while we might think Monte Kiffin’s style is to pull the cornerbacks away from the line of scrimmage, he’s not going to do that at the risk of hurting the team. If Claiborne and Carr need to be pressing the receivers to help this team, I would imagine that’s what you’ll see them do. But remember this, teams mix up everything. You’ll see them both 10 yards off the ball on first down and up on the line on second down. If there was one way this team is going to play, wouldn’t you think the Giants and Saints and anyone else trying to beat them in 2013 would have a great game plan on how to beat them. Coordinators mix it up and expect Kiffin to do the same.
What are the biggest reasons you think our defense will improve in the 2013 season?
Bryan: This defense should improve for two reasons, health of key players back at full strength and that Monte Kiffin plays a very simple scheme that doesn’t require the players to line up in all kinds of different looks to try and fool the offense. The defense is built not to give up big plays and it forces the offense into having to drive the ball. Kiffin requires his defense to be assignment sound by adjusting when it needs to but their main responsibility, is getting up the field attacking and forcing the offense into a mistake. The easier that he can make it on his players mentally, the more success they will have physically.
Nick:If this defense is better, it’s because it got healthier. They missed