For Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr, the shift in scheme under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin’s not that big of a deal.
Primarily, that’s because he changes coordinators like some people change socks.
“Just the name of the game,” Carr said, via Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You have to adapt to what’s thrown at you.”
Kiffin will be Carr’s fifth defensive coordinator in six seasons, having learned under Gunther Cunningham, Clancy Pendergast and Romeo Crennel (for two years) in Kansas City, before signing a $50.1 million contract to join the Cowboys at the same time as Rob Ryan.
“I’ve been playing for different coaches, different schemes pretty much my whole career in the NFL,” Carr said. “I feel like it’s kind of adding to my versatility. It’s all about learning and trying to grasp whatever’s thrown at me.”
The 73-year-old Kiffin might not be a long-term answer, but his scheme could be a good fit for Carr, who will get a chance to play a more physical game than he has in the past.