If we can field a top 50 D this year, I will call it a great hire. I do believe we have the talent and attitude to accomplish that. If we are in the same range as CAG or only marginally better, then I will call it an average hire and we will have to wait a little longer to assess the hire. All these changes are truly making me excited for this season more so than seasons past; that's for sure!,
I like his philosophies/principles for the defense (play fast, emphasis on tackling and taking good angles, do not overcomplicate the scheme, etc.), but I'm with ATL1. I want to see how they perform in some games first. FWIW, I "feel" much better about this hire than I did when his predecessor was hired.
I'm with jchens_GT, I feel better about this hire than Groh. I think Roofs scheme you will get quick results emphasizing the basics. You knew with Groh it was gonna be a long process of getting the right personnel and teaching complicated schemes b4 they could play second nature to the system and actually get pumped up. Ill take great effort over a great scheme anyday.
I think Ted is a great hire for us. First, he gives us a good chance for a quick turnaround as he has done at previous locations. Second, being a Tech Man and local to Atlanta, he gives us the opportunity for long term stability and continued improvement. In our current situation, we could not have done better IMHO!