BritFalcon Posted May 15, 2015 Share Posted May 15, 2015 Prior to the hiring of Dan Quinn, it seemed that many of his Pro-Rex Ryan detractors believed that he wasn't this defensive guru that some had made him out to be. They argued that the success of the vaunted Seahawks defense was in fact, largely down to Pete Carroll's defensive philosophy and man-management rather than Quinn's individual skills as a coordinator. I'm pretty sure that one of our own TATF'ers even sourced the opinion of Seahawks fans on their message board and they more or less concurred with this theory. However, in light of the recent news about Bruce Irvin, I'm not sure if this portrayal of DQ is entirely accurate. If, as Robert Klemko and Albert Breer suggest, lots of Seahawks players are openly and privately lobbying for a move to the ATL, then it would seem that DQ played more of a significant role in the success of the Seahawks than the pro-Rex contingent would have had us believe.Why else would guys like Irvin want to trade playing for a super-bowl winning franchise littered with HOF candidates for Atlanta if this wasn't the case? If Carroll really was the architect behind Seattle's defensive success, then why do "so many players" want to leave to be with DQ? Was DQ really the mastermind or is this merely just a case of Seahawks players using the Falcons to lobby for larger contracts? Link: https://twitter.com/RobertKlemko/status/598930176274083840 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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