Damian Swann has made a lot of thoughtful points about this year’s defense. He’s got an interesting comparison between the two defensive coordinators he’s played for.
“When you’re talking about the defense as a whole, what those two guys bring to a defense is kind of different,” Swann said. “Coach Grantham’s a front guy and coach Pruitt is a secondary guy. It was more beneficial to me bringing Pruitt in than it probably was for the guys up front. At the same time, both of those guys are helluva coordinators. Both of those guys know football. Both of those guys know what to do. It’s just one focused on this position and we’ve got coach Pruitt that focused on my position. And it’s kind of what we needed, what I needed and it worked in our favor.”
That makes some sense to me. Then again, Grantham’s predecessor was Willie Martinez, so what do I know?