I could be really offbase, but I always felt one of the side benefits of having a strong defensive coaching staff is that it would actually make our offense better by making the offense be more innovative. Combined with the fact that our entire staff is apparently very close, I assumed this interaction would happen naturally.
For example- Borges decides to incorporate unbalanced lines. During practice or in planning meetings Mattison shows how he would attack the particular formation and where he would be weak against certain plays. Alternatively, he talks to one of the many people in the coaching community about defending the formation to give Al additional inputs to consider so we are smart about what we are doing. During the bye week we test the scenarios against certain alignments to see what works and how we will need to adjust playcalling.
Does this sort of interaction not actually happen? I don't know if it is unrealistic to expect this to occur since Mattison has to manage his own unit and I am intersted in feedback from others on the board. It just seems like such a simple way of getting the most out of all your assets on the team.