Change is nothing unusual for Brandon Carr


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.

11 responses to “Change is nothing unusual for Brandon Carr

  1. I don’t like it when people act like a 73 year old can’t be a long term addition. Obviously it’s true, but what do you think happens when a 45 year old DC has an incredible defense for 2 or 3 years? They move on to be a head coach somewhere. Not many good coordinators stay as coordinators.

    So they’re getting the INVENTOR of the Tampa-2, a legendary defensive coach, to install and begin the process of changing the defense and when he does retire in a couple years then the team/position coaches will all have experience with it and you can transition to a new 4-3 coach with ease.

  2. While the cover-who defense is outdated and ineffective in todays game, Carr is probably best suited for it. And what I mean by that is that Carr can’t cover anyone in man, and will constantly give up the 10-15 yard out with regularity.

    Get ready to watch teams put massive amounts of points up against you this year. You’re a decade late with this defensive innovation.

  3. I hope Clancy Pendergast wears a top-hat, monocle and cape, along with a handle-bar mustache…I mean, I totally would if that was my name…

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