I mean, almost every single post I've said the play calling has been bad or qustionable, and/or stated that he deserves criticism, but because I don't believe the dude should be fired immediately or that we should have his head on a pike, and because I don't blame him entirely for all of our shortcomings....that makes a "defender?"
With defenders like that you wouldn't need detractors.
As for the other stuff, he has called a few good games, and his work with Devin last year can't just be ignored. Also, the 11-2 season. He's had his moments for sure, but I think at the very least we can let the rest of this season play out before giving him an official up or down vote.
If Sparty can fix their absolute train wreck of an offense, then maybe there is some hope for us.