I think what everyone is overlooking in discussing who we should hire as the new DC is not so much what type of defense we run, but can we get quality individuals in key spots to run whatever defense said coordinator selects. If you look back at our dominating defenses, it can be argued that we had great coaches and great schemes...or in my opinion a better arguement is that the reason our past defenses have been great is because we had great players!
Look at our '97 defense. We had the frickin heisman trophy winner playing corner for us, not to mention James Hall, Dehani Jones and many other dominating players.
Our '06 defense had Alan Branch, LaMarr freakin Woodley, Leon Hall, Prescott Burgess and Shawn Crable.
I am really not too concerned on what type of defense we run, rather can we bring in the type of players who fit our scheme and a better question is can we develop them properly and turn them into the dominating players we have scene in the past.
Surround BG with a couple of other solid play makers and I believe Shafer still has a job! Thoughts...